News Release

SIU Investigating After Collision, Two People Seriously Injured in Clarington

Case Number: 22-PCD-004   

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Mississauga, ON (9 January, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by two people following a collision at Highway 115 and Highway 401 this afternoon.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • The Port Hope Police Service received a call about an aggressive driver. Upon arrival, officers came upon a two-vehicle collision in Port Hope. One of the driver’s fled and is believed to have carjacked a pickup truck. (The alleged carjacker forced the driver to operate the pickup truck).
  • Ontario Provincial Police officers located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit. With the assistance of Durham Regional Police Service officers, a spike belt was deployed. The driver of the pickup truck hit the spike belt and entered the ditch near the Highway 115 southbound ramp to Highway 401.
  • The alleged male carjacker, (age not confirmed at this time) was arrested and taken to hospital.
  • The 28-year-old male driver was taken to hospital. A female passenger was uninjured.
Two investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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

(January 9, 2022) - Update: The male passenger (the alleged carjacker) has been pronounced dead in hospital.

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, kristy.denette@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342