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Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Collision East of Peterborough

Numéro du dossier: 18-PVI-035

Mississauga, ON (6 février 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained earlier today by a 46-year-old man as a result of a collision on Highway 7, just east of Peterborough.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5:30 p.m. on February 6, 2018, an ambulance was heading eastbound on Highway 7, west of Highway 28, en route to a collision scene. As a result, traffic had moved over to the shoulder to make way.
  • An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser was behind the ambulance, traveling to the same collision scene.
  • When the ambulance passed, a civilian vehicle pulled back into the lane. The vehicle became involved in a collision with the police cruiser. 
  • The 46-year-old driver of the civilian vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to a Peterborough hospital for treatment. He was then airlifted to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
  • The police officer who was operating the cruiser was also taken to hospital.

Three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident. 

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