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Communiqué de presse

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Collision in Bradford

Numéro du dossier: 18-OVI-224

Mississauga, ON (24 juillet 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by several individuals who were involved in a collision today in Bradford.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 24, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers began to investigate a vehicle at the Tanger Outlets in Cookstown.
  • When the vehicle of interest left the parking lot, officers followed the vehicle.
  • The vehicle proceeded to go eastbound on Highway 89, southbound on 10 Sideroad and then westbound on Highway 88.
  • Just east of Highway 400, the vehicle became involved in a collision with a pickup truck traveling eastbound.
  • Three occupants from the vehicle being followed and two from the pickup truck were taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. 

At this time, four investigators, three 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