SIU now investigating crash on Hunt Club Road
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:50AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:03PM EDT
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating a crash on Hunt Club Wednesday evening.
Ottawa Paramedics had said Wednesday that two teenagers suffered minor injuries, and a third patient was released at the scene, following a rollover on Hunt Club Road, just west of Conroy.
Two teenage males suffered minor injuries after collision at Hunt-club and Conroy. Third pt released at the scene. pic.twitter.com/BkqBuQYYAi— Ottawa Paramedic Svc (@OttawaParamedic) October 11, 2017
The Special Investigations Unit is now investigating the circumstances around the crash.
The SIU says their investigation has so far suggested some slightly different information. They say that Ottawa Police officers were conducting radar checks on Hunt Club Wednesday evening, and briefly stopped a speeding car around 6:30 p.m. The car then fled, according to the SIU, and police officers followed. It was some time afterwards that the vehicle rolled over in the Pike Street and Maple Park Private area. The SIU then says the driver and another passenger fled the scene on foot, while a 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Ottawa Police had told CTV News they were not involved in a chase.
Ottawa Fire had said Wednesday they were called at around 6:12 p.m. to assist in extricating a patient who was trapped in the car, and that the trapped individual was successfully removed from the car by 6:30 p.m.
The SIU is called in whenever police are involved in an incident in which someone is hurt or killed, or alleges sexual assault.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.