IIO investigating after cyclist seriously injured in crash with off-duty officer in Langford

IIO investigating after cyclist seriously injured in crash with off-duty officer in Langford
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The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. is investigating after a cyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash with an off-duty RCMP officer in Langford.

In a release, the IIO says the officer was travelling south in the 2500 block of Millstream Road in Langford around 2:25 p.m. on March 20, “when there was a collision between the officer’s unmarked police vehicle and a man operating a bicycle.”

CHEK News has reached out to the IIO for more information on what direction the cyclist was travelling in, if the person at fault in the collision has been determined. The IIO said while the investigation is ongoing, it cannot release information on the direction of the cyclist and that fault is still being determined in the crash.

The IIO tells CHEK News that while the cyclist’s injuries were serious at the time, because he received treatment from BC Emergency Health Services, he was not in danger of dying.

IIO was notified of the crash the next day and is now investigating.

“Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the circumstances surrounding the collision,” the release says.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the IIO at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.

Google Maps’ satellite images show the entirety of the 2500 block of Millstream Road has painted bike lanes.

ICBC’s crash statistics map shows that the three intersections in this area have had several crashes between 2018 and 2022.

The McCallum Road intersection had 181 crashes, the on and off ramps to the Trans-Canada Highway had 254 crashes, and the Peatt Road intersection had 133 crashes.

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