The Special Investigations Unit says a police officer is not to blame for a serious collision near St. Catharines.
Last October’s crash on the QEW left a 35-year-old man with several fractures.
Ontario’s police watchdog says the officer was attending to a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the highway when the vehicle’s driver ran into traffic.
The SIU says the man was hit by a transport truck and suffered fractures to his head, face, pelvis and foot.
The agency says based on witness accounts and other evidence, the officer “did nothing to contribute to the man’s rash decision, aside from being present at the time and trying to help him out.”
As a result, it says there are no grounds to lay criminal charges.
The SIU investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.