The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is looking into a crash involving a police cruiser early Tuesday morning on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Video from the 100 block of East Hastings Street shows a man bent over in the middle of the street.
The video was taken at 3:20 a.m. on Sept. 20.
A Vancouver police squad car comes up Hastings Street and strikes the man, coming to a stop a few minutes later.
The man was taken to hospital but has since been released, police confirmed.
“The IIO will look into things like, why was there a pedestrian standing in the middle of the street in the middle of the night? Why the police officers didn’t see the pedestrian? What speeds were involved and any other contributing factors that may have led to the collision?” Sgt. Steve Addison with the Vancouver Police Department told Global News Thursday.