IIO Investigates Motor Vehicle Incident in Coquitlam (2018-017)

Case: 2018-017 Incident Date: February 5, 2018 Location: Coquitlam Detachment: Port Mann Freeway Patrol Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating a Motor Vehicle Incident in Coquitlam that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on February 5, 2018.

Initial information provided to the IIO by the RCMP suggests that an officer was conducting a traffic stop along Highway 1 westbound near the Port Mann Bridge after observing a vehicle speeding. The male driver is believed to have exited the vehicle, crossed the barrier and was subsequently struck by an oncoming vehicle. The male was taken to hospital and is in serious condition.

Any potential witnesses of this incident are asked to call the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.

For interviews with Chief Civilian Director Ron MacDonald, please contact IIO media line at: 778-988-1041.

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

Marten Youssef,
Director, Public Engagement & Policy

Shannon Brennan
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Liaison

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