News Release

SIU Investigating After Four People Injured in London Collision

Case Number: 23-OVI-057   

Mississauga, ON (28 February, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after four people were injured in a collision after a driver fled from a London Police Service officer on Sunday night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11:30 p.m. on February 26, 2023, officers were called to a variety store on Kipps Lane for a report of theft involving several males who reportedly had a firearm and knife. They fled in a vehicle.
  • An officer spotted and attempted to stop the driver of the suspect vehicle in the area of Adelaide Street and Victoria Street. He fled at a high rate of speed before becoming involved in a minor collision with one vehicle on Adelaide Street North near Huron Street followed by a serious collision with a second vehicle at Adelaide Street North and Kipps Lane. The two occupants in the second vehicle were seriously injured. 
  • The male driver of the vehicle that fled left the scene and was arrested a short distance away. The driver and a female passenger were seriously injured. Two other males who were in the fleeing vehicle were not seriously injured.
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. One subject official and two 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:

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