Prince Rupert RCMP seeking witnesses after police cruiser hits pedestrian

Prince Rupert RCMP are seeking possible witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a police cruiser.

  • Oct. 8, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Prince Rupert RCMP are seeking possible witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a police cruiser.

On Oct. 1 at approximately 3:23 p.m, members of the Prince Rupert RCMP were responding to an unrelated matter when one of the attending police officers collided with a pedestrian near the intersection of McBride Avenue and 9th Ave. on the way to the call.

At the time of the collision a pedestrian had been crossing McBride Avenue, and as they entered into the street was struck by the passing police vehicle.  As a result of the collision the pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

“At this time we are pleased to inform the public that no one was seriously injured as a result of this incident.”  Stated Const. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP.

“We are also asking the public for assistance, as there may have been witnesses in the area at the time of the collision.”

As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest.  We don’t want your name, just your information.