Traffic Services investigating Shawnigan RCMP officer crash

South Island Traffic Services is investigating after a member of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment was involved in a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway last Wednesday.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the officer was on his way to look into a report of a man jumping in front of traffic. He was travelling south on the Malahat when he spotted the man in question and was attempting to make a U-turn when he was struck by another vehicle.

According to Lower Mainland District spokesperson Sgt. Annie Linteau, who issued the media release on behalf of the RCMP, the officer reported that he had activated his emergency lights before making the U-turn.

The two occupants of the civilian vehicle were taken to hospital with minor injuries and were released soon after.

The officer did not suffer any significant injuries. The man who had been reported jumping into traffic was dealt with at the scene by other officers.