Police officer dragged by vehicle during Richmond traffic stop

Nov 20 2018, 1:01 am

A Richmond RCMP officer is recovering in hospital after being dragged by a vehicle during a  routine traffic stop on Sunday morning.

According to police, the incident took place just after 9:30 am, when an officer stopped what was described as a “suspicious” vehicle near No. 3 Road and Steveston Highway.

“As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, the vehicle fled and dragged the officer causing significant injuries,” police said.

Now, Richmond RCMP and surrounding law enforcement agencies are searching for a dark coloured, late model Mercedes Benz 4-door. The vehicle is believed to have tinted windows and a black interior. There may be abrasion damage to the driver’s side and possibly damage or a crack to the windshield.

“Our profession is a dangerous one,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang. “Each and every officer has this notion in the back of their minds when we begin our shift.”

The officer has been transported to hospital but is expected to recover, and police are asking anyone who may have information on the suspect vehicle or the incident in general, to contact 911 immediately.

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