A Winnipeg Police Service officer is facing charges in connection to a police-involved collision on December 20, 2020.
The collision occurred at the intersection of Pembina Highway and Dalhousie Drive.
The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) began an investigation into the collision due to the nature of the injuries involved.
The collision occurred around 9:00 pm and the conditions at the time were poor
Police say that “As the cruiser car entered the intersection, a second vehicle travelling northbound on Pembina attempted to make a left hand turn onto Bairdmore Boulevard.”
Both vehicles sustained significant damage to their front ends.
The driver of the police SUV and the driver of the car were both taken to hospital. The officer was treated and released. The 52-year-old male driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital in unstable condition but has since been upgraded to stable. He suffered a fractured pelvis and a broken back.
Upon conclusion of the investigation the civilian director of the IIU determined that there is reasonable grounds to believe a provincial offence occurred under the Highway Traffic Act.
The officer involved in the collision has been issued a summons for Drive Imprudently, contrary to s.95(2) of the HTA. The officer will appear in provincial court on June 22, 2021.
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