Man injured while fleeing police in Amherstburg: SIU

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The Special Investigations Unit has released more details on a crash Friday night in Amherstburg.

According to the SIU, an off-duty Windsor Police Service officer spotted a driver operating a pick-up truck erratically around 8:30 p.m.

Investigators say the officer called in the incident  near Huron Church and Cabana Road in LaSalle.

The SIU says an on-duty Windsor police cruiser spotted the truck in the 7000 block of Howard Avenue in Amherstburg a short time later.

According to the SIU, the officer attempted to pull the truck over, but the driver exited the vehicle before it struck a pole.

The man driving the truck suffered serious injuries and the SIU envoked its mandate to investigates police actions resulting in serious injury, death, or allegations of sexual assault.