The office pulled over the male motorcycle rider. As the officer was exiting the police cruiser, the motorcyclist reportedly rode off.
B.C.’s police watchdog will investigate a police-involved incident in Kamloops following a motorcycle crash.
On Saturday around 8:45 p.m., an RCMP officer spotted a motorcyclist travelling westbound on Highway 1 in Kamloops at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.
The office pulled over the male motorcycle rider. As the officer was exiting the police cruiser, the motorcyclist reportedly rode off, according to RCMP reports.
A short time later, a man’s motorcycle hit a centre median and went into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1.
The man has since been taken to Royal Inland Hospital for treatment.
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been tapped to investigate whether there is any link between the police officer’s actions and the crash involving the motorcyclist.
Anyone who saw, heard or who may have dashboard camera footage of the road-side stop or crash is asked to contact the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.
The IIOBC investigates all police-involved incidents that result in injury or death.