Surrey traffic stop ends in 2 crashes, police foot chase, and arrest

Nov 18 2019, 4:37 pm

Two people were injured and one person was taken into custody following a series of events that began with a police traffic stop in Surrey on Monday morning.

According to police, the incident began around 7:50 am when a Surrey RCMP officer attempted to pull a vehicle over while conducting a traffic stop at 128A Street and 111 Avenue.

The vehicle did not stop, however, fleeing instead onto Scott Road.

At that point, the officer was forced to “terminate” the traffic stop in pursuit of the suspect vehicle. Then, in attempting to evade police, the vehicle became involved in two separate collisions, which sent two people to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Following the second collision, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot near Scott Road and 100 Avenue, and was arrested nearby with the assistance of the Integrated Police Dog Services. The suspect remains in custody at this time.

Police said that as a result of the incident, certain roads in the area will be closed until approximately 5 pm Monday evening, while police carry out their investigation.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

Surrey RCMP said they have also¬† notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of the incident, and “they are currently reviewing to determine if it meets their threshold for investigation.”