News Release

SIU Investigating Police Pursuit, Driver Seriously Injured in Brampton

Case Number: 21-OVI-274   

Mississauga, ON (27 August, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a Peel Regional Police-involved collision during the pursuit of a driver last night in Brampton. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:05 p.m., a Peel Regional Police officer was conducting radar when a driver passed him at high speed.
  • The officer activated his cruiser’s emergency equipment and pursued the vehicle on Mayfield Avenue.
  • The driver travelled into oncoming lanes, colliding head on with a vehicle on Mayfield Avenue, east of Torbram Road.
  • The driver of the pursued vehicle was taken to a Toronto hospital with minor injuries.
  • The driver of the vehicle that was struck was taken to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries.
Two investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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.

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

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