A Hope RCMP cruiser collided with a Ford pickup truck in the Richmond Hill area of Flood-Hope Road on Thursday at about noon. The road was shut down for hours as police investigated.

UPDATED VIDEO: RCMP cruiser involved in Hope crash

Police officer was hit by a Ford pickup truck on Flood-Hope Road Thursday afternoon



A crash in the Richmond Hill area on Thursday shut down Flood-Hope Road in both directions for several hours.

Staff Sgt. Suki Manj said a Hope RCMP officer was travelling eastbound at about noon when he noticed a driver speeding in the opposite direction. When he went to conduct a U-turn, his cruiser was hit on the right front side by a Ford pickup truck heading towards Silver Creek. Manj said the preliminary investigation indicated that the officer had his emergency lights on before turning around.

“Our officer was doing active patrols in the Richmond Hill area due to recent complaints about speeding in the area,” said Manj. “If the officer is at fault, he’ll be dealt with just like anybody else. The positive is that no one was seriously injured.”

The officer suffered a minor concussion and the pickup driver went home with a sore wrist.

Fraser Valley Traffic Services was called in to investigate the crash.

 

Just Posted

New welding equipment for Hope Secondary

More time on welders for Hope high school students, thanks to new gear

Hope teens headed to BC Winter Games

Julius Brysch, 14, and Danielle Bacon, 13, are in Kamloops this weekend

UPDATE: 10-20 cm of snow expected Friday in Lower Mainland

Snowfall warning in effect from North Shore mountains out to Hope

Parents cross over painting job on 6 Ave. crosswalks

Crosswalks, not painted since September, are a safety concern for two parents

Yale First Nation project preserves elders’ memories and recipes

Community members are encouraged to share their traditional food recipes by Feb. 28

VIDEO: “Being Ts’elxweyeqw” book officially launched

Ts’elxwéyeqw tribe captures history with new book in a manner true to cultural form

Canucks fold 5-3 in first ever trip to Vegas

Daniel Sedin had two points as Canucks fall to the Golden Knights Friday night

That’s a wrap: B.C. Games results after Day 1

Vancouver-Coastal Zone 5 is in the lead for medals Friday at the Kamloops 2018 B.C. Winter Games

Sticking the landing at the B.C. Games

Gymnasts talk competition, B.C. Winter Games, and teamwork in Kamloops

$153M in federal cash to fund child care, education training in B.C.

Bilateral agreement will create 1,370 new infant and toddler spaces

A B.C. woman talks her life in the sex trade

A view into the life from one Kelowna prostitute and the issues it can cause for women

Twitter feed prays for — instead of preying on — B.C. MLAs

Non-partisan Christian group wants to support politicians through personalized prayer

Guards hold noon-hour protest over prison safety

Number of inmates, attacks on officers, increasing says union

UPDATE: At least two hospitalized after plane leaves runway at Abbotsford Airport

Incident occurred around noon on Friday; Transport Canada investigating

Most Read