June 9, 2014 2:05 pm

Vancouver Police officer injured escorting anti-pipeline protesters

Protesters march over the Burrard Street Bridge in protest of pipelines on World Oceans Day.

Ben West, @BenWest

A Vancouver Police officer is recovering in hospital tonight after he was hit by car while escorting anti-pipeline protesters through Kitsilano on his motorcycle.

The officer was escorting the protesters near Cypress and Cornwall Streets on Sunday afternoon when a driver made a U-turn into his path.

The crash knocked the officer from his motorcycle, resulting in several injuries.

He was taken to hospital with significant injuries to his leg. He is not waiting for surgery to repair fractures.

The officer is expected be in hospital for a couple of days and will be off duty for a while.

The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating.

 

© Shaw Media, 2014

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