Peel Police officer cleared of criminal offence in collision that injured 57-year-old man
Published July 7, 2023 at 9:34 pm
A 57-year-old man was seriously injured after a Peel Regional Police cruiser was involved in a collision in Brampton.
The incident occurred just after midnight on March 11, a driver of a Honda CRV was making a left-hand turn at Main St N., when he was struck by a police cruiser, with sirens on.
According to authorities the officer was responding to a suspicious vehicle call, when he collided with the Honda CRV.
The injured Honda driver was immediately taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with fractures to his sternum and vertebrae.
His wife and son, who were also in the vehicle at the time of the collision, did not sustain serious injuries.
Joseph Martino Director of the Special Investigation Unit, stated that after a thorough investigation, which included interviews with witnesses, examination of the scene, “no reasonable grounds were found to support the belief that the police officer committed a criminal offense.”
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