VicPD officers are investigating a collision between a cyclist and a VicPD cruiser on Thursday.
Around 9:15 a.m. on November 10th, a VicPD officer was responding to a call for service in the 900-block of Esquimalt Road.
The officer parked their vehicle on the corner of Esquimalt Road and Head Street and opened their driver’s side car door without checking for cyclists passing by first. A cyclist then collided with the door of the vehicle.
Police say the officer provided immediate medical care and called paramedics to the scene. The cyclist was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries shortly after the incident occurred.
According to VicPD, traffic officers attended the scene and documented as they normally would in this situation. They will have oversight in their investigation from VicPD’s Professional Standards Section (PSS).
The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) will also be involved as they have received an automatic notification due to the nature of this injury.
On Saturday, a group of cyclists convened at VicPD headquarters to “serve” the police with a citation they made by hand. They taped the handmade document onto the front door of the main entrance to the building.
— Johnson Street Bridge (@JohnsonStBRDG) November 12, 2022
This incident remains under investigation currently.
Police ask that anyone with video footage of the incident or anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken with officers, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.