SIU investigating after Oshawa crash sends man to hospital with serious injuries

OSHAWA, Ont. – The province’s police watchdog says it is investigating the circumstances surrounding an early-morning crash east of Toronto that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries.

The Special Investigations Unit says a Durham regional police officer began following a vehicle of interest in Oshawa, Ont., at about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.

A short time later, the SIU says, the vehicle crashed into a fence before occupants of the car fled the scene.

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The SIU says two suspects were arrested nearby with the help of the police canine unit.

The agency says a 29-year-old man was later sent to hospital with serious injuries.

The SIU is an arm’s-length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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