The Special Investigations Unit has completed its investigation into a crash that started as a police chase and ended with a pedestrian suffering serious injuries.
It happened on the night of September 7th when a patrol officer saw a Honda run a stop sign and squealing its tires in the area of Hess Street North. The officer followed and tried to pull the driver over after he ran a second stop sign.
The SIU report says the 33-year-old briefly stopped his vehicle before accelerating away. A second officer joined in the pursuit forcing the vehicle to stop, but it again reversed and sped off.
Soon after, both cruisers were instructed to call off the chase.
The Honda continued on Hess Street, ran another stop sign and collided with a Kia, causing it to smash into a bus shelter, hitting 50-year-old Stephen Hayes.
The driver also suffered serious head and neck injuries.
The SIU says the pursuit was relatively moderate in duration and distance and that the Honda driver alone is to blame for causing himself and an innocent bystander serious bodily harm.