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SIU clear Peterborough police officer in October 2019 collision

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A Peterborough police officer was reportedly taken to hospital following a crash at the intersection of Sherbrooke and Clonsilla Avenue in October 2019. – Oct 23, 2019

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has cleared a Peterborough police officer who was involved in a collision in the city in October 2019.

According to the SIU, around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, a car and a Peterborough Police Service cruiser collided at the intersection of Sherbrooke Street and Clonsilla Avenue. The car then veered into a private driveway and collided with a parked pickup truck.

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A 29-year-old woman driving the car was taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with a concussion, SIU director Joseph Martino said in his investigation.

Investigators determined the police officer was en route to the scene of an incident with a knife when the collision occurred. Martino said the car was travelling eastbound on Sherbrooke when it was broadsided by the cruiser proceeding south through the intersection at Clonsilla.

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Martino concluded that there was no reasonable grounds to believe the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision and the woman’s serious injury.

The SIU investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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