IIO is Investigating a Motor Vehicle Incident near Penticton (2022-168)Case: 2022-168 Incident Date: July 10, 2022 Detachment: BC Highway Patrol Location: Penticton Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Referral to Crown Counsel (RTCC)
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident near Penticton where two men suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision.
Information provided by the RCMP states that just before 7:00 p.m. on July 10, 2022, a BC Highway Patrol officer responding to an unrelated incident was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and 10th Avenue in the Okanagan Falls area.
Emergency Health Services attended and transported the two occupants of the civilian vehicle to a local area hospital for treatment where one occupant was found to be suffering serious injuries.
The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has commenced an investigation.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information 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.
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.