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SiRT Concludes Investigation into Collision Resulting in Serious Injuries


The Director of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) found no reasonable grounds to believe that a member of the RCMP committed a criminal offence in connection with serious injuries sustained by two people in a motor vehicle collision.

In the early afternoon of March 30, 2024, an RCMP officer was conducting traffic enforcement in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The officer attempted a traffic stop of a vehicle with a damaged tire and rim. The female driver did not stop and drove away at high rates of speed, driving through stop signs, passing vehicles on the wrong side of the road, and driving erratically. The officer pursued the vehicle with lights and sirens activated, but soon after lost sight of the vehicle. The vehicle subsequently collided head-on with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. The drivers of both vehicles suffered significant injuries.

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The SiRT is responsible for investigating all matters that involve death, serious injury, sexual assault and intimate partner violence or other matters of a public interest to be investigated that may have arisen from the actions of any police officer in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Investigations are under the direction and control of an independent civilian director, who has the sole authority to determine if charges should be laid at the conclusion of an investigation.

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Erin Nauss