Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

June 20, 2005 13:34 ET

SIU Updates Welland Investigation

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - June 20, 2005) - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to investigate the circumstances of a collision that occurred on June 19, 2005, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in Welland.

A Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officer was pursuing a Toyota Corolla on Weber Road when the Toyota collided head-on with an oncoming Mercedes SUV. As a result of the collision, the sole occupant of the SUV and four teens in the Toyota were injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment. The injured persons are:

·The 33-year-old male driver of the SUV who is being treated for a broken leg at Welland Hospital;
·The 16-year-old driver of the Toyota who was treated at hospital for minor injuries and released into police custody;
·A 17-year-old youth who is being treated for minor injuries at St. Catharines General;
·A 17-year-old youth who is being treated at Welland Hospital for multiple fractures; and
·An 18-year-old youth who has been transferred to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto where he is listed in critical condition.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to call the Unit at 416-622-1957 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
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Contact Information

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