IIO Reaches Decision Regarding October 2022 Motor Vehicle Incident in Richmond (2022-274)

Case: 2022-274 Incident Date: October 17, 2022 Detachment: BC Highway Patrol Agency: RCMP Location: Richmond Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded investigation 2022-274 into a motor vehicle incident where one man sustained a serious injury.

On October 17, 2022, a marked police vehicle was involved in a collision with several other vehicles near the intersection of Highway 91 and Westminster Highway.

A passenger in one of the vehicles sustained a serious injury. None of the other parties involved in the collision were seriously hurt.

On behalf of the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s General Counsel has reviewed the evidence – including one civilian witness statement, forensic scene analysis, video footage, medical records, and police information – and determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe any officer may have committed an offence.

Due to concurrent court proceedings related to the incident, the IIO’s public report will not be released on the IIO website until that process has concluded.

The IIO investigation is now concluded.


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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