News Release

SIU Investigating After Male Seriously Injured in Mississauga Collision

Case Number: 24-OVI-019   

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Mississauga, ON (15 January, 2024) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an 18-year-old male was seriously injured in a collision while fleeing a Peel Regional Police Service officer early this morning in Mississauga.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:30 a.m., a driver fled from an officer in a cruiser after the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, which was believed to be stolen.
  • The vehicle and a city bus collided at Dixie Road and Burnhamthorpe Road.
  • The male driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital and treated for a serious injury.
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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Kristy Denette, siu.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES