IIO is Seeking Witnesses to a Motor Vehicle Incident in New Westminster (2024-152)

Case: 2024-152 Incident Date: July 1, 2024 Agency: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Location: New Westminster Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a motor vehicle incident in New Westminster where one woman sustained serious injuries.

Information provided by the New Westminster Police Department (NWPD) states that at about 6:45 p.m. on July 1, 2024, an off-duty member of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit driving a black Nissan Armada was involved in a collision with a female pedestrian at the intersection of E Columbia and Braid streets in New Westminster.

The pedestrian sustained injuries in the collision and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The IIO was notified of the incident on July 7, 2024 when NWPD officers became aware that the woman’s injuries may meet the threshold for serious harm, as defined by the Police Act, and reported the incident to the IIO. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of the collision and the injured woman’s condition.

The IIO is asking any person with video footage or relevant information about 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.


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