UPDATE: IIO attends early morning motorcycle accident in Hope

Accident linked to early morning break and enter

Traffic is still being detoured around the scene of an early morning motorcycle accident at the corner of Old Hope Princeton Road and Water Avenue, where the two meet and become the #3 Highway and Trans-Canada Highway, respectively.

Members of both the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of British Columbia are on scene investigating.

Just before 5 a.m., on May 16, Hope RCMP say they received a report of a break and enter in progress at a mechanic shop in the 600 block Old Hope Princeton Way, and were also advised a suspicious man was seen leaving the location on a motorcycle.

A police officer attended within minutes and located who they believed to be the same suspicious man riding a motorcycle west bound on Old Hope Princeton Highway. The officer attempted to stop the man, but he left the location heading towards Water Avenue.

A short time later, RCMP were alterted to a motorcycle that was subsequently involved in an incident at the intersection of Water Avenue and Old Hope Princeton Way.

READ MORE: IIO say police shot man, woman at March 29 Surrey standoff

“BC Emergency Health Services received a call at 4:56 a.m. for a motorcycle incident near Flood Hope Road and Highway 1,” said Shannon Miller, communications officer with BC Emergency Health Services (BC EHS).

Two paramedic crews and an air ambulance were dispatched to the scene, and one patient in serious condition was transported hopsital, where they were then airlifted to a regional facility with a higher-level of care, Miller added.

IIO is an independent civilian oversight agency that investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, and will determine if there is any link between police actions and the motor vehicle collision.

Hope RCMP are continuing to investigate the original complaint.

As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477

The Hope Standard is following this story and will update as more information becomes available.


 

@SarahGawdin on Twitter
SarahGawdin on Instagram
Sarah.Gawdin@HopeStandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte

A team leader through four games of the CEBL Summer Series, Forte has been cut loose

The Happy Hiker, Art Lengkeek, recognized with bench and plaque on Mount Cheam trail

The 88 year old is a familiar sight on trails throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

Classes, theatre re-open at Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict protocols

Smaller classes sizes, mandatory masks are some of the new rules at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Wildfire breaks out near Harrison Hot Springs

1.5 hectare fire is reportedly human caused

Police lay out details of mental health response in Abbotsford over long weekend

APD officers assist mental health team for three hours yesterday, man sent to hospital with injury

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff spot with win

Bandits down Niagara River Lions 70-57 on Sunday, improve to 3-2

Most Read