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Herring Cove Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated by SiRT
The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation regarding a motor vehicle accident in Herring Cove at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
Just prior to the accident, a Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer had attempted a vehicle check on a car parked near the Herring Cove Look-Off. As he did so, the vehicle sped from the scene and left the road a short distance later, near the intersection of John Brackett Drive and Dempsey Lane in Herring Cove. The car flipped on its roof, and Fire and Rescue personnel were required to extract some of the five occupants from the vehicle. All were taken to hospital, including one 14 year old girl taken to the IWK.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact SiRT at 902-424-2010, or toll free at 1-855-450-2010.
The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald.
The team can independently begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public.
The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months after it is finished.
Ron MacDonald, QC