B.C.’s police watchdog has been called to Squamish after an RCMP officer hit a pedestrian Tuesday night along Highway 99.
The Mountie, who was on duty but not responding to a call, was driving the highway’s intersection with Garibaldi Way in an unmarked grey SUV at about 10:30 p.m. when he hit a man in his 20s. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The officer notified dispatch and began to provide medical assistance, RCMP said in a release.
The Independent Investigations Office has been deployed, but has yet to comment.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.