SIU Investigating Serious Injury Suffered by Driver Who Fled Police in Port Colborne
Case Number: 21-OVI-397
The Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury suffered by a 27-year-old woman in a collision while fleeing from Niagara Regional Police Service officers last night in Port Colborne.
Preliminary information suggests:
- On November 20, 2021 at about 8:42 p.m., officers in separate cruisers attempted to stop a driver who was travelling at a high-rate of speed.
- The driver was then involved in a collision into a home on Main Street West and Oakwood Street.
- The driver was taken to hospital where she has been diagnosed with a serious injury.
Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.
One subject official and six witness officials have been designated at this time.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.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
Kristy Denette, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342