Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Victoria, BC – Investigators are appealing for witnesses, dashcam footage, and additional information after an officer was struck by a stolen vehicle yesterday morning.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 28th, a VicPD officer was in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue assisting City of Victoria Bylaw staff. The officer was standing next to a police vehicle when he was struck by a driver of another vehicle who approached from behind. The suspect vehicle was a stolen vehicle, and other officers arrested the driver at the scene of the incident. The officer who was struck was transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released from hospital and is recovering at home.
Investigators believe the stolen vehicle was driven erratically near the area of the incident prior to striking the officer. Specifically, officers are asking for dashcam footage or witness information from the 900-block and 1000-block of Johnson Street, and the 1300-block and 1400-block of Vancouver Street at around 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning. The suspect vehicle was a 2008 black Chevrolet Cobalt. A photograph of a vehicle similar to the suspect vehicle is available below.
Stock Image of a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
In addition, officers believe that two cyclists were nearly struck by the suspect vehicle prior to the incident near the intersection of Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue. Officers would like to speak with the cyclists to gather more information.
If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.