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Marked police car involved in collision at intersection in Trail

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March 16th, 2018

The Trail RCMP are investigating a police vehicle collision which occurred Wednesday evening (March 14th) at an intersection in Trail.

On Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 10 p.m., a Trail RCMP officer working in full uniform and driving a marked police vehicle on Highway 3B at Devito Drive in Trail BC, was involved with a collision.

To date, the investigation determined that at the time of the collision, the officer was about to initiate a traffic stop with an oncoming vehicle and was stopped at the controlled intersection. During the officers’ manoeuvring to stop the vehicle, he was struck by a vehicle coming up behind him.

It was confirmed that the officer’s emergency equipment was not activated at the time of the collision. The other driver attempted to avoid the collision and struck the front end of the PC causing the civilian vehicle to go off the road striking a guide wire which caused a utility pole to snap. Live power lines were knocked down causing the officer and civilian driver to be trapped in their vehicles until utility crews could attend and render the area safe.

BC Ambulance Services attended and checked both drivers. Both the officer and civilian were uninjured.

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