Independent Investigations Office BC called in after Coquitlam motor vehicle incident

ON Monday (February 5), at 8:16 p.m., a member of the Port Mann RCMP Traffic Services pulled over a vehicle westbound on Highway 1 for travelling at excessive speed in the HOV lane.

While completing the paper work associated to the traffic stop, one of the occupants, believed to be the driver, got out of the vehicle, hopped over the concrete divider barrier and ran in front of eastbound traffic where he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that hit the man was not injured in the incident.

Emergency Health Services (EHS) attended the scene and provided medical assistance to the man who was transported to local hospital shortly thereafter. The 17-year-old male remains in hospital in serious condition.

The Integrated Collision and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) attended the scene to assist in the investigation of the motor vehicle incident. An eastbound portion of Highway 1, between Brunette and the Port Mann Bridge was closed until shortly after midnight.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and who has yet to speak to police is asked to contact Port Mann RCMP Traffic Services at 604-526-9744.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of British Columbia has been contacted and they are now investigating to see if there is any link between police action and the man’s injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police at this time. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.

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