A Nanaimo RCMP officer was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after a significant rollover crash on Monday morning.
The cruiser hit a patch of ice, went off the roadway, and flipped several times.
According to RCMP, the police vehicle was travelling on Highway 19A at the time of the crash, just south of the Oliver Road and Highway 19A intersection, and was enroute to assist another officer.
The officer, travelling northbound, had the vehicle’s sirens and emergency equipment activated.
TRAFFIC: Northbound traffic on the Island Hwy. is closed temporarily from Rutherford Rd. to Oliver Rd. after a motor vehicle incident around 9:30 a.m.
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Following the rollover, the officer was reportedly able to climb out of the flipped car.
According to a witness, the officer appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit, but in a reasonable manner.
Nanaimo RCMP are asking any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to please contact their non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.