Guelph police officer seriously injured in Cambridge crash, SIU investigating

Ontario’s police watchdog says it is investigating a crash in Cambridge that involved Guelph police officers on Thursday evening.

In a news release, the Special Investigations Unit said the crash happened on Kossuth Road near Beaverdale Road at around 6:30 p.m.

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Officers in two separate vehicles were travelling westbound toward Kitchener when an eastbound vehicle collided with both police cruisers, the SIU said.

In its own release, Waterloo Regional Police said officers responded to the crash after receiving several 911 calls.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle and a police officer were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

On Friday afternoon, Guelph police said the officer’s injuries are not considered to be life-threatening while the SIU said the other driver, a 63-year-old man, remains in critical condition.

It’s unclear what caused the crash but the SIU has assigned three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist to the case.

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Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates events involving the police that have resulted in death, serious injury, or reports of sexual assault.

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