IIO is Investigating a Motor Vehicle Incident near Agassiz (2022-249)

Case: 2022-249 Incident Date: September 17, 2022 Location: Agassiz Detachment: Agassiz Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Independent Investigations Office

For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a motor vehicle incident in the Harrison Mills area near Agassiz that resulted in four people sustaining serious injuries.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that at about 12:40 p.m. on September 17, 2022, an officer observed a Toyota Matrix that was believed to be associated to several recent crimes in the Fraser Valley.

It is reported that police took steps to affect a traffic stop, but the Matrix did not stop. The Matrix collided with an uninvolved civilian vehicle, a Honda CRV, in the 3800-block of Lougheed Highway.

The two occupants from the CRV, one man and one woman, as well as one man and one woman from the Matrix, all sustained injuries in the collision. All were transported to the hospital for treatment.

The IIO has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions played in the collision.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information, dashcam or other video footage of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.

Background

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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