April 27, 2014 1:22 pm

Vancouver police wagon involved in a collision on the DTES

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A Vancouver police wagon has been involved in a collision on the Downtown Eastside early this morning.

The wagon and another vehicle collided at Gore and Hastings Street around 5:45 a.m.

The wagon has suffered significant damage. The force of the collision pushed it into oncoming lanes and onto its side.

The officer driving the wagon had to kick out the front windshield to exit. Officers then climbed on top of the turned over wagon and removed the prisoner inside.

VPD spokesperson Brian Montague says it appears neither the driver of the car, the police officer or the prisoner being transported by the wagon is believed to be seriously hurt.

He says the police wagon entered the intersection on a green light.



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