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SIU Investigating Collision in Stratford

Numéro du dossier: 18-OVI-023

Mississauga, ON (31 janvier 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained early this morning by a 21-year-old woman as a result of a collision in Stratford.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3 a.m. on January 31, 2018, a Stratford Police Service officer attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of Taylor Street and Norfolk Street.
  • The vehicle did not stop, and moments later, crashed into a tree.
  • The driver fled the scene, but three passengers from the vehicle were taken to hospital for treatment. The 21-year-old woman, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and one witness officer have been designated.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342