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Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating after Woman Struck by Vehicle in Kitchener

Numéro du dossier: 18-OCI-168

Mississauga, ON (5 juin 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained earlier today by a 21-year-old woman in Kitchener.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1 p.m. on June 5, 2018, Waterloo Regional Police Service officers were conducting an investigation in the area of Weber Street East and Fergus Avenue.
  • As a result of that investigation, a man was arrested by officers. A woman who was with the man fled, and an officer followed. The woman ran onto the street and was struck by a vehicle. 
  • The woman was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Five 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