Ontario Special Investigations Unit to Investigate Collision Involving OPP Cruiser and Snowmobile

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is looking into a collision involving a snowmachine and a car in Wawa yesterday afternoon.

The SIU says an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser was en route to a call around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon when the collision occurred - Superior East OPP have confirmed it happened on Highway 101 - or Main Street - at the intersection with Gladstone Avenue - there is access to a snowmobile trail at spot.

SIU say the snowmobile operator was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries - described by OPP as "non-life threatening" - while the OPP officer was also taken to hospital for treatment, though no injuries are specified.

The SIU's mandate is to investigate incidents involving police in which someone is seriously injured or dies.

Highway 101 was closed until about 11:30 last night, with traffic detouring around it using Gladstone Avenue.