May 16, 2018 8:25 pm

Police takedown of Surrey collection truck driver caught on video

WATCH: The driver of a collection truck who was in medical distress crashed into some garbage cans and drew police attention. An RCMP officer pulled him out of the vehicle.

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The forcible takedown of the driver of a collection truck by a Surrey RCMP officer was caught on video.

Police responded to reports of a truck crashing into garbage cans before idling on the 6700-block of 130th Avenue just before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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When officers arrived, the driver was still in the vehicle and appeared to be in some kind of distress.

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After being asked to get out of the truck, the driver tried to put the vehicle in gear, RCMP said.

The video shows an officer pulling a man from the vehicle.

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“They did have to forcibly remove [the driver] from the vehicle, keeping in mind public safety,” RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko said.

Police later determined the driver was suffering from a medical condition.

“After it was determined that it was a medical issue with the driver, our member did perform first-aid and made sure that medical treatment was available for the driver,” Sturko said.

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