Suspect arrested after pair of hit-and-run crashes in Surrey – CTV News

Suspect arrested after pair of hit-and-run crashes in Surrey - CTV News
Suspect arrested after fleeing Surrey traffic stop, crashing into two vehicles
VANCOUVER – A suspect has been arrested following a pair of hit-and-run crashes that put two people in hospital Monday morning in Surrey.

Authorities said the incident began when a driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop at around 7:50 a.m. near 128A Street and 111 Avenue.

The suspect then drove onto Scott Road and was "subsequently involved in two collisions," the RCMP said in a news release.

After the second crash, the driver allegedly tried to flee on foot. Authorities said they managed to nab a suspect near the scene with help from a police dog.

Surrey RCMP said they have also  notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of the incident, and “they are currently reviewing to determine if it meets their threshold for investigation.”

Two people were hurt in the collisions, but neither of their injuries is believed to be life-threatening.

The RCMP said it notified the Independent Investigations Office, which is tasked with probing all police-involved incidents that result in death or serious injury, to determine if the incident reaches the watchdogs threshold for investigating.

Police said that as a result of the incident, certain roads in the area will be closed until approximately 5 pm Monday evening, while police carry out their investigation.

Crews were forced to close down some roads in the area while police investigated the crashes. The RCMP said it expected the scene to be cleared by 5 p.m. Monday.

Two people were injured and one person was taken into custody following a series of events that began with a police traffic stop in Surrey on Monday morning.

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One person has been arrested, and two people injured after a car took off from a traffic stop Monday morning

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – One person has been arrested, and two people injured after a car took off from a traffic stop Monday morning.

After the second crash, the suspect tried running away before they were arrested, with the help of a police dog.

B.C.’s police watch-dog, the Independent Investigations Office, is looking into this to see if the Mounties did anything wrong.

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