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IIO takes over NWPD collision case
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has taken over the investigation of a collision involving a New Westminster police vehicle.
That afternoon police officer responding to a call collided with a van at Cumberland and Harvey about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
New Westminster police first reported neither driver sustained serious injuries, but were taken to hospital for precautionary examinations and later released. The NWPD notified the IIO, but the provincial authority did not immediately take over the investigation.
But on Aug. 15, the IIO received updated information on the injuries sustained by 67-year-old driver of the van.
"Based on the updated information, the IIO determined that the injuries met the statutory definition of serious harm," said an IIO press release of its reasons for taking over jurisdiction.