The Ontario Police Watchdog is investigating after a 26-year-old man was struck by a police car in Ottawa Tuesday night.
The Special Investigations Unit said a pedestrian was seriously injured after an officer’s car collided with him on Merivale Road around 8:30 p.m.
The OPS officer was responding to an emergency call from a business in Merivale Mall, according to the SIU.
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The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.
The SIU has assigned three investigators to the case, which involves a subject officer and two other officers considered witnesses. The civil agency invokes its mandate to investigate serious injury or death matters involving a police officer in Ontario.
Anyone with information should call the SIU Principal Investigator at 1-800-787-8529.
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