By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express
For the second consecutive week, the province’s police oversight agency has been called in to investigate a vehicle collision in Oshawa.
According to a media release from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the investigation is tied to a vehicle pursuit in the early morning hours of Feb. 7 that resulted in a serious injury to one suspect.
At approximately 3:15 a.m., a Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) officer viewed a vehicle of interest and began to follow as it headed southbound on Mary Street North in Oshawa.
Shortly after, the suspect vehicle collided with a fence belonging to a residence situated near the intersection of Mary Street North and Beatrice Street East.
Multiple occupants of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident on foot, and with the assistance of police canines, two individuals from the vehicle were located a short distance away and arrested.
One of the suspects was later diagnosed with a serious injury in hospital. The nature of this injury was not released by the SIU.
Four investigators, two with a background in forensics, have been assigned to the case.
The SIU is also investigating a Feb. 1 crash on Townline Road, north of Taunton Road, where a vehicle allegedly fleeing from police flipped, causing serious injuries to the 26-year-old passenger.
The SIU is asking anyone who may have information about the investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. They are also urging anyone who may have any video evidence of the incident to upload the video via their website at www.siu.on.ca
The DRPS are not legally able to comment on the case.