Paramedics work on one of three people injured after a police chase north of Petrolia on Camlachie Road.
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after three people were taken to hospital after a car crashed on Camlachie Road north west of Petrolia while being chased by the OPP.
Around 5pm Saturday witnesses say the tan four-door car coming from the Petrolia area raced north toward Confederation Road with an OPP cruiser close behind it. Witnesses told The Independent as another police car headed south toward the speeding car, the tan car being pursued left the road way and crashed.
The driver fled, with police chasing him into a soybean field with the man yelling “Don’t shoot!”
Police caught up with the man and brought him back to the cruiser where paramedics examined him and brought the man and two others who were in the car to hospital in neck braces.
Police say the three had non-life threatening injuries.
Wyoming Fire Fighters were also called to the scene to assist the paramedics in three ambulances. Six cruisers were also on hand and witnesses report a spike belt had deployed near Confederation in an apparent attempt to stop the car.
Police say the driver of the car was arrested but are releasing no further details since the SIU in now looking into the chase. The unit is charged with investigating when a civilian is injured or killed in an encounter with police.