IIO Concludes Investigation into Motor Vehicle Incident in Vancouver (2018-132)

Case: 2018-132 Incident Date: October 14, 2018 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has concluded an investigation into a motor vehicle incident that occurred on Sunday morning in Vancouver.

Vancouver Police Department notified the IIO that on October 14, 2018, at approximately 8:00 a.m, an officer was driving an unmarked police vehicle westbound on Broadway when a civilian vehicle northbound on Renfrew Street collided with it in the intersection. After impact, the civilian vehicle struck another civilian vehicle southbound on Renfrew Street, stopped at the traffic light.

Occupants of all three vehicles sustained injuries, however the IIO’s investigation has determined that the injuries did not meet the established definition of serious harm as defined in the Police Act.


The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.


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