News Release

SIU Investigating Collision Involving Ottawa Police Cruiser, Two People Seriously Injured

Case Number: 21-OVI-295   

Mississauga, ON (8 September, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a collision involving an Ottawa Police Service cruiser and another vehicle in Ottawa last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5:02 p.m. on September 7, 2021, an officer was involved in a collision with a vehicle at Conroy Road and Hunt Club Road.
  • The officer and the two occupants of the other vehicle were taken to hospital. The two occupants of the vehicle remain in hospital with serious injuries.
Three 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.

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