Surrey RCMP officer has single-car roll-over Saturday night

A Surrey RCMP officer escaped with only minor injuries from a dramatic crash on King George Boulevard on Saturday night.

The officer, a constable who has been with the detachment for a number of years, was northbound at about 10:15 p.m. when he made a lane change at 76th Avenue and hit the concrete median, Staff Sgt. Blair McColl said Sunday. The officer was not responding to a call at the time and the vehicle’s emergency equipment was not activated.

The police vehicle flipped over and landed in the southound lane, skidding on its roof for about 300 metres before coming to a stop.

“It took some work to get him out,” McColl said. “He had his seatbelt on which was a good thing.”

The officer was taken to hospital for treatment and released. The vehicle sustained considerable damage, McColl said.

Collision analysts and the Surrey RCMP traffic section are still gathering information and ask anyone who witnessed the crash, or has video, to contact them.

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