Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a male driver sustained serious injuries while allegedly fleeing from the police in Pickering, Ont.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said investigators were probing the events surrounding a crash at around 3 a.m. on Bayly Street.
Around that time, Durham Regional Police reportedly tried to stop a Mercedes-Benz, which fled from an officer, who then pursued the vehicle. Around Bayly Street and Brock Road, the Mercedes crashed into another vehicle, the SIU said.
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The male driver of the vehicle that fled was taken to hospital with serious injuries, according to the SIU.
Earlier on Monday, Durham police said a second male suspect had fled the scene of the crash.
“The SIU has invoked their mandate and the area will remain closed while the investigation takes place,” police said.
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