(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Police Service is continuing the investigation into a collision involving two unmarked police vehicles which occurred yesterday afternoon in the city’s east side. Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012, uniformed WPS Officers responded to the intersection of Riverside Dr. E at Buckingham for a report of a collision involving two Windsor Police vehicles.
Officers arrived to find an unmarked grey four door sedan at rest on the front yard located at 211 Buckingham Rd. which is on the south west corner of the intersection. The sedan had sustained heavy front end damage. Officers also observed that the sedan had struck a fire hydrant and a tree located on the property. A second vehicle, an unmarked Traffic Enforcement Ford F-150 pick up truck was parked on Buckingham Rd. with moderate damage to the left front corner.
The investigation into the collision revealed that the grey sedan was being driven by a plainclothes officer involved in an investigation and had been travelling westbound on Riverside Dr. approaching Buckingham Rd. As the officer came around the left curve approaching Buckingham Rd., he observed the F-150 also on Riverside Dr. westbound approaching Buckingham Rd. slowing down. The officer driving the sedan pulled out to the left in an attempt to overtake the F-150 but in the process, the officer driving the F-150 began to turn left from Riverside Dr. onto Buckingham striking the passing sedan.
As a result of the collision, the officer driving the sedan received minor injuries. The officer driving the F-150 was not injured. No other vehicles were involved in the collision and no citizens were injured as a result.
At the time of this writing, the investigation is continuing and charges under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario are pending.
The Windsor Police Service is requesting that anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have information regarding the collision to contact the Traffic Investigation Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4211.