SIU investigating crash involving Ottawa police cruiser

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An Ottawa police vehicle was involved in a crash with a car at Hunt Club and Conroy roads on Sept. 7, 2021. The front of the police vehicle is damaged and debris is scattered across the road in front of it. (CBC - image credit)
An Ottawa police vehicle was involved in a crash with a car at Hunt Club and Conroy roads on Sept. 7, 2021. The front of the police vehicle is damaged and debris is scattered across the road in front of it. (CBC - image credit)

Ontario's police watchdog is looking into what caused an Ottawa police officer to collide with a car on Hunt Club Road.

The crash happened at Hunt Club and Conroy roads around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to Ottawa police. They say the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is leading the investigation.

Ottawa paramedics said Wednesday three people were taken to hospital, while the SIU considers the two people in the non-police vehicle to be seriously injured, according to its news release.

The SIU said the officer was the other person taken to hospital, but didn't reveal the officer's condition.

The scene is about 10 kilometres south of the downtown core.

The SIU conducts criminal investigations into allegations involving police linked to serious injury, shootings, death or sexual assault.

Three of its investigators are working on this crash. Anyone with information, including video, is being asked to contact investigators at at 1-800-787-8529.

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