News Release

SIU Investigating Police Vehicle, Motorcycle Crash in Clarington

Case Number: 21-OVI-258   

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Mississauga, ON (15 August, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a collision involving a Durham Regional Police Service vehicle and motorcycle that resulted in serious injuries this evening in Clarington.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 6:45 p.m. on August 15, 2021, an officer in a police vehicle was involved in a collision with a motorcycle at the intersection of Green Road and Nash Road.
  • A man, who was operating the motorcycle, and a female passenger were transported to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES