Police chase crash that injured woman in Mississauga did not involve wrongdoing by cops: SIU


Published October 17, 2023 at 10:10 am

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An early morning crash in east Mississauga that occurred during a brief police chase and seriously injured a 24-year-old woman did not happen due to any wrongdoing by the cop involved, Ontario’s police watchdog concluded in an investigation.

The woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle when a Peel Regional Police officer attempted to stop it near Dixie Road and Mid-Way Boulevard at about 4:45 a.m. on June 18, suffered spinal and rib fractures in addition to a lacerated liver as a result of the ensuing pursuit and crash, the province’s Special Investigations Unit said in a news release.

SIU Direction Joseph Martino said in the release that on his assessment of the evidence, “there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

There was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case, and the file has been closed.”

The SIU is called in whenever a civilian is seriously injured or killed during an interaction with police.

According to the SIU, the incident unfolded when the Peel police officer attempted to stop the vehicle in question.

The driver of the vehicle, who was later taken into custody by police, fled from the police officer in the car and a short time later was involved in a collision in an industrial area near Dixie Road and Shawson Drive.

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