SIU Investigates Vehicular Injury in St. Catharines



    TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - Six investigators from the Special
Investigations Unit (SIU) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the
serious injuries to a 43-year-old man after his vehicle collided with a pole.
    The SIU was notified that on June 15, 2007, at about 1:17 a.m., an
officer with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) was attempting to stop
a vehicle on Vine St. in St. Catharines with regards to an ongoing
investigation. The vehicle did not stop and collided with a pole at the
intersection of Vine St. and Queenston St. The driver, Alexander Turnbull,
sustained several fractures and is being treated at St. Catharines General
Hospital.
    The SIU has designated one subject and four witness officers from the
NRPS. SIU forensic identification technicians and a collision
reconstructionist are processing the scene this morning, and investigators
will be conducting interviews with civilian witnesses throughout the day. The
SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the lead
investigator at 416-622-2293 or 1-800-787-8529 x. 2293.

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





For further information:

For further information: SIU Communications, Service des communications,
UES, Telephone, No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or, ou 1-800-787-8529

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