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Fleeing man hit by truck

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Warning: video contains graphic language and scenes.

A video shot by a bystander in Vancouver  captures the moment a suspect fleeing from police is struck by a pick-up truck.

The incident happened after a routine traffic stop just before 10 p.m. Monday night on Robson Street between Granville and Seymour streets.

A VPD officer was sent to hospital with significant injuries after the three men in their early 20's became confrontational and verbally abusive the officers became concerned for their safety as the occupants refused to follow police direction and began reaching under the seat. When one officer opened the passenger door, the front passenger pulled him into the vehicle and two men began to punch him repeatedly in his head and face. As the other officer rushed to help, all three men jumped out of the vehicle and continued to assault the officers.
 
One of the assailants fled the scene on foot and the uninjured officer gave chase. The suspect ran through a red light at Robson Street and Seymour Street and was struck by a vehicle. He bounced up and continued to run until he was arrested by the pursuing officer on Richards Street between Robson and Smithe.
 
“This is an example of the risk all police officers face as they work to protect the citizens they serve. This sort of incident affects the entire policing community. We wish our officer a speedy recovery and will ensure the officer and his family have the support they need,” says Sergeant Jason Robillard, Vancouver Police.  
 
Two of the men are from West Vancouver and one is from Victoria. Criminal charges, including assault causing bodily harm, assault against a police officer, theft and obstruction, are pending. Other charges, related to alcohol and drugs seized from the vehicle, may also be laid.
 
The injured police officer is now recovering at home from his injuries.

 



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