News Release

SIU Seeking Witnesses of OPP Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision in Burlington

Case Number: 22-TVI-271   

Mississauga, ON (14 October, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking witnesses after an officer driving an unmarked Ontario Provincial Police vehicle struck an elderly pedestrian this morning in Burlington.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:35 a.m. on October 14, 2022, an officer in an unmarked police vehicle struck a woman crossing Northshore Blvd. East near the North Tower entrance of Joseph Brant Hospital.
  • The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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:

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.

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