News Release

SIU Investigating Collision Involving Ottawa Police Cruiser, Two Seriously Injured

Case Number: 21-OVI-339   

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Mississauga, ON (10 October, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision involving an Ottawa Police Service cruiser and another vehicle where two people were seriously injured last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7:57 p.m. on October 9, 2021, there was a collision involving an Ottawa Police Service cruiser and a vehicle in the intersection of Aviation Parkway and Privé La Cité in Ottawa. 
  • All three people involved in the collision were taken to hospital.
  • The driver of the civilian vehicle and the passenger remain in hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
  • The officer was treated for minor injuries and released from hospital.
Three investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Kristy Denette, kristy.denette@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342