Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

August 17, 2005 16:45 ET

SIU Investigates Collision in London

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) - Nine investigators, including three forensic identification technicians from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), are probing the circumstances surrounding a single motor vehicle collision that occurred earlier this afternoon.

The London Police Service (LPS) notified the SIU that at about 1:45 p.m., LPS officers responded to a robbery call at White Oaks Mall on Wellington Road. The police became involved in a pursuit of a car as it fled from the mall. The pursuit continued eastbound on Highway 402 until approximately 2:05 p.m. when the pursued car lost control and rolled into a ditch between Colonel Talbot and Wonderland Roads. Police arrived at the collision scene and found a man suffering fatal injuries and three other men who were seriously injured. The injured men were transported to hospital where a second man succumbed to his injuries.

The SIU is investigating police activity during this incident and the circumstances surrounding the collision. The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1988 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates circumstances involving police and civilians which have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or death. Under Part VII, Section 113, of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU has the sole authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the findings of a complete investigation. The Director's decision is reported to the Attorney General.

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Rose Bliss
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de telephone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529
IN: JUSTICE

Contact Information

  • Rose Bliss, Communications Manager, Special Investigations Unit
    Primary Phone: 416-622-2342