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Communiqué de presse

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Collision Between Bicycle and Police Vehicle in Cornwall

Numéro du dossier: 18-OVI-226

Mississauga, ON (29 juillet 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a collision that occurred on Friday between a 33-year-old cyclist and a police vehicle. As a result of the collision, the man sustained a serious injury.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 27, 2018, the man was riding his bike eastbound on Second Street East in the bike lane. An unmarked police SUV was traveling in the same direction. 
  • When the police vehicle proceeded to turned right onto Millville Avenue, it became involved in a collision with the cyclist.
  • The cyclist was taken to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

At this time, two investigators have been assigned to this incident. 

The SIU believes a red sedan was stopped at the Second Street East/McConnell Avenue traffic lights at the time of the collision, and is interested in speaking with the driver. The SIU is also urging anyone else who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. Video evidence related to this incident can be uploaded 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