BC RCMP notify the IIO BC of an incident near Terrace
2021-05-26 12:47 PDT
File # 2021-4546 IIOBC File 2021-130
The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident near Terrace resulting in injuries to three people.
Just before 6 p.m. on May 23, two officers from the Terrace RCMP Detachment were conducting routine patrols north along the West Kalum Forest Service Road (FSR), when they encountered a single all-terrain vehicle (ATV) allegedly speeding south. Two men and a woman were riding the ATV, all of whom were reportedly not wearing helmets.
The officers attempted to stop the police vehicle but the ATV driver failed to stop and continued around the police vehicle and down the road.
At approximately 6:15 p.m. a single vehicle collision was reported to BC Emergency Health Services and police, near Hart Farm on the West Kalum FSR. Upon arrival at the scene RCMP officers found an ATV, believed to be the same as the one police had attempted to stop previously, and three injured people.
The woman was transported to a larger area hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening injuries, while the two men were transported to a local area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Frontline Terrace RCMP officers continue to investigate the cause of the ATV collision, alcohol and speed are believed to have been contributing factors.
The IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the people’s injuries.
Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.
For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca .
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