SIU INQUIRY: Collision and overturn on Aviation Parkway, three sent to hospital


The collision occurred near La Cité Privée shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday.

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The province’s Special Investigations Unit is called upon to investigate a multi-vehicle collision on Aviation Parkway involving an Ottawa police car on Saturday night.

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Ottawa firefighters had to extricate a patient from a vehicle and three motorists were taken to hospital following the accident on the promenade near La Cité collégiale.

The Ottawa Fire Department received an automated call from the Ottawa Police just before 8 p.m. Saturday indicating that there had been a collision on the Aviation Parkway near La Cité Private.

One of the vehicles had overturned, according to initial reports, and first responders had to extricate a patient from a vehicle. Firefighters began the response at 8:04 p.m. and the patient was extricated 18 minutes later, officials said.

Paramedics said three people were taken to hospital, two of them in serious condition.

A man and woman in their 20s were rushed to the Ottawa Hospital trauma center with serious injuries, paramedics said. Another male patient was taken to nearby Montfort Hospital with minor injuries.

Police declined to comment and directed all questions to the SIU.

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