SIU Terminates Investigation into Collision on Highway 410

    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has
terminated its investigation into the circumstances surrounding a motor
vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 410 on Saturday, February 9, 2008.
    The SIU was notified that at approximately 3:15 p.m., a Peel Regional
Police (PRP) officer had stopped his police car in the right lane of
southbound traffic on Highway 410 south of Clark Blvd. The officer was
blocking the southbound lane while a tow truck removed another vehicle.
Meanwhile, a car traveling south on Highway 410 struck the stopped police
cruiser. The car's front seat passenger, a 59-year-old male, was transported
to hospital for treatment.
    Two SIU investigators were assigned to probe the circumstances of the car
passenger's injuries to determine what role the police may have played.
Investigators reviewed medical reports and determined that the man received
minor injuries and was released from hospital.
    As a result, SIU Director James Cornish said, "The SIU investigation into
this incident has been terminated given that the man did not suffer any
serious injuries from the collision."

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
(including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is
mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an
officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where
warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid
against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations 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 ext.

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