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The office pulled over the male motorcycle rider. As the officer was exiting the police cruiser, the motorcyclist reportedly rode off.

B.C.'s police watchdog will investigate a police-involved incident in Kamloops following a motorcycle crash. Don Healy / Postmedia

Kamloops firefighters and paramedics responded and tended to the driver, who was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with undetermined injuries following the 8:45 p.m. accident.

B.C.’s police watchdog will investigate a police-involved incident in Kamloops following a motorcycle crash.

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On Saturday around 8:45 p.m., an RCMP officer spotted a motorcyclist travelling westbound on Highway 1 in Kamloops at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.

The single-vehicle crash saw a motorcyclist lose control and crash his bike on Highway 1 near Comazzetto Road.

The office pulled over the male motorcycle rider. As the officer was exiting the police cruiser, the motorcyclist reportedly rode off, according to RCMP reports.

A short time later, a man’s motorcycle hit a centre median and went into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been tapped to investigate whether there is any link between the police officer’s actions and the crash involving the motorcyclist.

Anyone who saw, heard or who may have dashboard camera footage of the road-side stop or crash is asked to contact the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.

B.C.’s police watchdog has been called to Kamloops to investigate a motorcycle crash Saturday night.

The Independent Investigations Office says a Kamloops RCMP officer spotted a motorcycle travelling westbound on Highway 1 at high speed around 8:42 p.m.

“Shortly after, it was reported that the male’s motorcycle hit a centre median and went into oncoming traffic (eastbound on Highway 1),” an IIO news release states.

The IIO investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.

#Kamloops crews are at Comazzetto rd and #BCHWY1 for a motor cycle vs pick up, Highway will be closed down asking @Argo_Thompson for cones photo courtesy Pav Gill pic.twitter.com/OXQo3QQEoL