The provincial police watchdog was called to investigate a collision involving a RCMP officer’s car and a pedestrian in Squamish.
On Tuesday March 13, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m., an officer with the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services travelling in a grey unmarked SUV was involved in a collision with a pedestrian at the intersection of Highway #99 and Garibaldi Way.
The RCMP officer, who was working but not responding to a call, notified dispatch of the incident and began to provide medical assistance. Emergency Health Services (EHS) attended the scene and the male pedestrian was transported immediately to hospital.
The male in his late 20s remains in hospital in critical condition. No other persons were injured.
BC police watchdog, The Integrated Collision and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), attended the scene and traffic was re-directed for a few hours, but the highway is now open. .
The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been contacted and is investigating the motor vehicle incident.
The IIO investigates whenever there is a incident involving a police officer that has resulted in death or serious injury.