B.C.’s police watchdog is looking into an incident Friday afternoon in Chilliwack, where an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road.
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIOBC) said the incident took place near the 5800 block of Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue on Friday at approximately 5:30 pm.
@iiobc investigators deployed to MVI in Chilliwack. Initial information suggest elderly woman was struck by police vehicle near 5800 block of Tyson Rd on Friday at approximately 5:30 pm. Witnesses please call IIO at 1-855-446-8477.
— IIOBC (@iiobc) March 31, 2018
That’s in the Twin Rinks/ Sardis Library area near Mt. Slesse middle school. The woman was taken to hospital, where she remains with undetermined injuries.
The incident on March 30 on Tyson Road comes a month after the IIOBC was called to Chilliwack to investigate the death of a man following a Tasering by police on Vedder Road. The man who died was on a supervised visit with his four-year-old daughter on Feb. 24 when he took off with the young girl.
The watchdog issued two pleas for potential witnesses in specific vehicles caught on video. At first they asked for drivers or passengers in a light-coloured Ford Escape and a dark-coloured Lexus SUV, then two weeks later IIOBC asked for help to find the driver or passenger in a dark blue Dodge Ram.
The IIOBC is an independent civilian oversight agency which investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death. It does not require any allegation of wrongdoing.
Witnesses are being asked to call the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.