Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a motor vehicle collision in Surrey.
Information provided by the Metro Vancouver Transit Police indicates that on May 6, 2021 shortly before 12:45 p.m., Transit officers in an unmarked black Ford Explorer attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a black BMW X5 SUV on King George Boulevard near 132 Street. The BMW reportedly did not stop, and it was reported that the Ford pulled over and did not follow. The BMW subsequently collided with a black Hyundai Tucson and white Tesla sedan at the intersection of King George Boulevard and 128 Street.
The male driver of the BMW then left the scene on foot. He was arrested later the same day, having sustained a minor injury. The female driver of the Hyundai sustained a serious but not life-threatening injury in the collision, and the male driver of the white Tesla was not injured.
The IIO will investigate to determine what role, if any, police actions or inaction may have played in the incident.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or dashcam footage to please contact the IIO on the witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.
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.