B.C.’s Independent Investigations Office has been called in after a pickup truck being pursued by West Shore RCMP wound up rolled over in a ditch in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The IIO reports that police were called by B.C. Emergency Health Services for assistance at around 12:50 a.m. May 22, at what was later reported to be a party on a logging in Langford.
Officers were en route, when a truck came the opposite direction. After police attempted to stop the vehicle for a road check, the driver accelerated. The police cruiser reportedly turned around, activated its emergency lights and gave chase. The chase is said to have ended when the police came upon the truck in the ditch, with its two occupants badly injured.
“The initial focus of the IIO investigation will be to determine if there is a connection between the injuries of the affected persons and actions or inactions of police,” a release on the IIO website stated Monday.
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