Police watchdog investigating after VPD vehicle hits pedestrian

Police watchdog called in

B.C.'s police watchdog has been called in after a police vehicle collided with a pedestrian earlier this week in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIOBC) opened the investigation Sept. 20 after a Vancouver Police Department Vehicle collided with a pedestrian around 3:20 a.m. earlier in the day. The police vehicle was travelling eastbound in the 100-block of East Hastings Street, according to a media statement.

"The man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries," states the IIOBC.

It's not stated what type of vehicle it was, whether the lights and siren were on or where on the road the collision occurred.

Anyone who was a witness to the incident, or has video of what happened, is asked to contact to IIOBC at 1-855-446-8477 or via their website.

Vancouver Is Awesome has reached out to the VPD for more information.

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