Police watchdog release photos of high speed crash in Brampton


Published December 24, 2021 at 5:12 pm

The province’s Special Investigations Unit said there’s no grounds to charge Peel Regional Police after a head-on crash during a police chase last summer.

According to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer in Brampton was watching for speeders on Mayfield Rd. just west of Bramalea Rd. when they witnessed the driver of a BMW traveling approximately 110 km/h over the speed limit.

The driver was reportedly going some 170 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.

The SIU say the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but speeding driver drove into the oncoming lanes while the officer drove parallel to warn oncoming traffic.

After a brief car chase, the 17-year-old driver crashed head-on with a Hyundai being driven by a 28-year-old man.

Photographs of the crash released by the SIU show both vehicles were severely damaged in the collision.

Both drivers were injured in the crash, and the SIU said the 28-year-old victim suffered a fractured back and pelvis.

After investigating the incident, the SIU said that the BMW was travelling approximately 104 km/h when it struck the other vehicle.

The SIU said there was no grounds to lay charges against the PRP and that the officer involved in the incident  “might well have served to lessen the risk to public safety.”

The SIU is the independent civilian government agency that investigates the conduct of police officers which may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault, and the discharge of a firearm at a person.

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