The province’s police watchdog has cleared Durham police after a pickup truck, being chased by Durham police, crashed into another vehicle, injuring a woman.
The Special Investigations Unit says the May 12 crash left the 34-year-old woman with serious injuries, including a pelvic fracture, spleen laceration and shoulder dislocation.
The SIU were called in because the truck was being pursued.
Director of the SIUT, Joseph Martino says there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.
The crash happened around 9:15 p.m. in the area of Park Road and King Street.
It came after officers spotted a stolen pickup truck in a parking lot in the Glen Street and Wentworth Street area.
The truck took off northbound on Park.
Another officer, travelling southbound on Park noticed the truck and made a U-turn to start following.
Soon after, the truck sideswiped a 2008 silver Toyota RAV 4 leaving it with “extensive front-end, complete passenger side, and interior damage,” seriously injuring the woman and prompting the call to the SIU.
The SIU investigates incidents involving the police and civilians that have resulted in serious injury, death or allegations of sexual assault.