BC RCMP notify IIO BC of incident on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island

2022-04-04 12:44 PDT

File # 2022-664

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of an incident on Salt Spring Island in which one man has been injured.

Just after 3:30 p.m. on April 2, 2022 frontline officers from the Salt Spring Island RCMP were called to a serious, single vehicle collision in the 200-block of Stewart Road, where all occupants had reportedly been injured. Prior to arriving at the scene, officers received updates that the driver had fled on foot.

Officers located the driver in the 400-block of Cusheon Lake Road, and noted he was injured. He was detained by police and allegedly resisted officer’s attempts to take him into custody. BC ambulance personnel attended to assess the man at the scene however he was subsequently transported to a local area hospital by police.

The man was later transferred to a larger area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The IIO BC has been notified and will be investigating the incident in an effort to determine whether injuries sustained were as a result of police actions or the collision. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca .

Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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