News Release

No Basis to Proceed with Charges in Relation to Police Pursuit that Preceded Strathroy-Caradoc Collision

Case Number: 20-OVI-267

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SIU Investigating Collision in Strathroy-Caradoc

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Mississauga, ON (30 March, 2021) ---
On October 14, 2020, a 59-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision. Because the vehicle that smashed into her car had been pursued by a Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service cruiser moments before the collision, the SIU was notified and commenced an investigation. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer driving the cruiser committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision and the woman’s injuries.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php.


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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342