The police oversight agency for the province of Québec, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), will now investigate a car crash from August 2016 in which a Gatineau police car collided with a vehicle driven by an 81-year-old man. The decision comes after the man died in hospital on Monday, October 17, almost two months after being injured.
The BEI reports that the Gatineau officer driving the police vehicle was responding to a call when he crashed into a car driven by the 81-year-old man on August 25, 2016. The man was hospitalized for several days before being transferred to a respite care center. It was there that he would die. This is already the 14th case investigated by the BEI since they became operational in June of 2016.