A Delta Police officer came very close to being run over while standing outside his vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 17 late last month.
Police say the officer was stopped outside of his unmarked vehicle, its lights flashing, speaking with the driver who he’d just pulled over when the incident occurred on September 30.
Dashcam video shows a another car approaching at high speed and weaving in and out of traffic.
The driver can then be seen passing in a right turn lane and narrowly avoiding a collision with both the police vehicle and the one that had been pulled over.
“This type of driving behaviour is so reckless,” said A/Insp Ryan Hall of Delta Police.
“This is exactly how fatal collisions happen. Less than a second of difference and we could have had a significantly different outcome.”
Another driver, concerned by what they witnessed, turned over dashcam video of the incident to Delta Police.
“Our officers were able to isolate the license plate of the car in question from the video,” said Hall.
“The officer who was nearly struck decided to pay a visit in person with the registered owner of the vehicle.”
The owner was handed a $368 ticket for driving without due care and attention.
The driver could not be identified so the ticket did not mean a loss of six demerit points, as would usually be the case.
Delta Police remind all drivers that they must slow down and move over for all vehicles stopped alongside the road that have flashing red, blue or yellow lights.