SIU investigating details of local accident, several charges
Posted May 5,
An 18-year-old male from New Tecumseth is facing several charges in
connection to an accident Friday night that caused injuries, and
because the crash happened after the OPP tried to stop him for
speeding, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called in to
probe the circumstances.
The SIU issued a press release today stating it has assigned three
investigators, three forensic investigators, and a collision
reconstructionist to go over the details "surrounding the injuries
sustained by a 50-year-old woman during the late evening of Friday, May
According to the SIU, "preliminary information indicates the following:
At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014, an
officer with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nottawasaga Detachment
was on County Road 15. In an attempt to stop a pick-up truck that was
traveling in the opposite direction, the officer made a U-turn and
followed the truck.
A short time later, the officer came upon a collision
involving the pick-up truck and a second vehicle at Sideroad 15.
The female passenger of the second vehicle suffered a
serious injury to her arm and was treated in hospital in
Alliston. The two male drivers were treated at hospital for minor
injuries. All have been released from hospital.
The 18-year old male, whose name was not released, is charged with
Dangerous Driving Cause Bodily Harm, Impaired Operation of a Motor
Vehicle, Flight from Police, and Possession of Controlled Substance-