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SIU Investigation Underway Following South Side Collision

By Adam Riley Jan 6, 2023 | 5:00 PM

Courtesy - SIU

Ontario’s police watchdog has opened up an investigation into the Thunder Bay Police following an incident involving a vehicle injury.

Details obtained by Acadia News state the incident occurred in the Westfort area of the city on January 4th shortly before 4:30 p.m. when police attempted to pull a vehicle over for a Highway Traffic Act violation.

However the driver fled and minutes later was involved in a crash at Mary Street West and Brown Street.

Both occupants of the vehicle, a man and a woman, fled the scene on foot but were later arrested.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

As a result of the interaction the Special Investigations Unit invoked its mandate.

It is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact investigators.


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