The Independent Investigations Office says it has been notified after two police cars were involved in a crash in Richmond.
RCMP asked drivers to take alternate routes after a ‘serious’ crash, involving multiple vehicles, on Gilbert Road, south of Blundell, on Monday just before 2 p.m.
Police said the incident started when they were called to a Richmond hospital for a report of a patient fleeing on foot. A Mountie found the man but he managed to avoid the officer and get into a police car and drive away.
RCMP said the man crashed the stolen police car into a civillian car and an unmarked police car near Gilbert and Donald Roads before hitting a second vehicle in the 8200 bloack of Gilbert Road. He was arrested after the second crash, which left a woman in serious condition. One Mountie is being treated for minor injuries.