According to the SIU, which is investigating the incident, a DRPS officer in an unmarked police vehicle was in the area of Simcoe Street and Mara Road shortly after midnight when he reportedly observed an ATV that did not have a licence plate.
The driver was also not wearing a helmet, a media release notes.
“The officer asked the 46-year-old driver to pull the ATV over. Instead, the driver attempted to flee and struck the curb, causing the ATV to flip over,” it continues.
“The man was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.”