News Release

SIU Investigating Police Cruiser Crash in Milton

Case Number: 21-OVI-286   

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Mississauga, ON (2 September, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a collision involving a Halton Regional Police Service cruiser and a vehicle that resulted in serious injuries in Milton last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8:55 p.m. on September 1, 2021, there was a collision involving a police cruiser and a vehicle on Steeles Avenue, east of James Snow Parkway.
  • The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 
Five investigators, including one forensic investigator and one collision reconstructionist, 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.

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