Police watchdog called in to probe crash between off-duty cop and motorcycle

Jul 2 2019, 6:58 pm

A crash involving an off-duty police officer in Langley on Canada Day is now being investigated by the province’s police watchdog.

According to Langley RCMP, the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been notified of the incident, which took place on Monday afternoon.

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Police said that just after 2:30 pm, they were called to the 26400-block of 56 Avenue in Langley, for a report of a collision involving a black SUV and a motorcycle.

The driver of the black SUV – the off-duty RCMP officer in his personal vehicle – and the motorcycle collided in the eastbound lane near the intersection. The SUV driver remained at the scene.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local area hospital by BC Emergency Health Services with what are described as serious injuries.

Now, IIO BC is investigating the incident to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries.

As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, police said they will not be releasing any further information on the incident.