The VPD has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a police chase and crash that injured a woman.
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The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. has found the officers acted lawfully to intercept a vehicle that did not stop for police in January, blames the actions of the driver for the woman’s injuries.B.C.’s police watchdog has cleared Vancouver police officers after a woman was seriously injured in a crash earlier this year.On Jan 17, Vancouver police officers observed a Honda Civic with a new driver decal and four occupants, according to a report Tuesday by the Independent Investigation Office of B.C. New drivers are limited to having only one passenger.The IIO says officers attempted to stop the Honda, but instead it picked up speed and ran a stop sign at East Cordova Street. The vehicle collided with another vehicle and a street sign.All occupants of the Honda were arrested and transported to hospital as a precaution, with what the IIO described as no visible signs of injury. However one woman was examined again the next day and it was determined she had suffered a fractured sternum.The IIO was called in to investigate. The agency concluded that the police had the lawful authority to stop the vehicle, and said that there was no evidence the police drove in any manner other than appropriate.“It was the actions of the driver, encouraged by the car’s occupants, which caused the collision, not the actions of the police,” stated the IIO report.The IIO said the case will not be sent to the Crown for consideration of firstname.lastname@example.org