No Charges in Windsor Police Bike Crash

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No charges will be laid against a Windsor Police officer following a crash downtown. 

The province's Special Investigations Unit was called in to investigate the collision on August 19 involving an officer on a police bicycle and a motorcycle. 

The SIU has determined the officer was responding to a priority call and proceeded through a red light at McDougall St and Wyandotte St E and struck the motorcycle causing both to be thrown. 

The 64-year old motorcycle driver suffered serious injuries including facial fractures and a brain bleed.

The officer suffered a compound fracturing requiring surgery. 

The SIU has determined the officer appears largely to blame for the crash but did not commit a criminal offence, therefore there is no basis to proceed with criminal charges.