News Release

SIU Seeking Witnesses to London Collision Between Police Cruiser and Cyclist

Case Number: 23-OVI-501   

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Mississauga, ON (8 January, 2024) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a collision that occurred last month in London between a London Police Service (LPS) cruiser and a cyclist.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:30 p.m. on December 7, 2023, a LPS officer was operating a cruiser southbound on William Street. While making a turn to go eastbound on York Street, the cruiser became involved in a collision with a cyclist.
  • The 54-year-old male cyclist was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The man was treated and released from hospital.
Three investigators and one forensic investigator 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

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: siu.on.ca/en/apc.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

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Monica Hudon, siu.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES