Wed. May 25th, 2022

RCMP hits logging truck

The Canadian Press – | History: 351183

Mounties on southern Vancouver Island say three officers were hospitalized with injuries after a collision with a logging truck Tuesday morning.

The RCMP says officers were driving along a forest road near Port Renfrew where they were on their way to enforce a court order against blockades set up to protest old logging.

Police say in a statement that when the RCMP vehicles rounded a corner, a logging truck driving in the opposite direction hit the first vehicle and loosened its load of tree trunks, which then hit the second police SUV.

Mounties says three officers were brought to the hospital for assessment and their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

Sgt. Chris Manseau says commercial vehicle safety and enforcement officials and a collision analyst will conduct an investigation under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Part of the forest road was blocked in both directions on Tuesday while the investigation was ongoing.

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