Driver collides with police cruiser, fire truck attending to accident in Metro Vancouver

Jan 17 2020, 1:19 pm

Surrey RCMP say a collision involving a police car, a fire truck, and a civilian vehicle on Thursday evening serves as a good reminder for people “to drive relative to conditions.”

According to police, the incident took place around 6:15 pm, when both Surrey RCMP and Surrey Fire Service were attending to a collision on Highway 99 just north of the Serpentine River.

Parked in the northbound bus lane and middle lane, with their emergency lights activated, both vehicles were then struck by a passing car.

The RCMP Officer and firefighters were not injured, police said. However, the driver of the passing car was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver was also issued a ticket for speeding relative to conditions and for an unsafe lane change.

“The recent weather across the Lower Mainland has made driving conditions extremely challenging,” said Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “Regardless of the posted speed limit, the onus is on drivers to factor in road conditions and slow down when necessary.”

Police also encouraged drivers to visit ICBC’s website for more road safety and winter driving tips.