CARLETON PLACE — The Special Investigations Unit is probing an accident that followed a police pursuit near Carleton Place in eastern Ontario.


Provincial police tried to stop a suspect vehicle on Highway 7 on Wednesday but the driver fled with officers in pursuit.


The vehicle later collided with another and the suspect was flown by air ambulance to the Ottawa Hospital Civic site with serious injuries.


Highway 7 was closed most of the night and reopened early today.


No names have been released.

The SIU probes all incidents involving police which result in death or serious injury.