February 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Updated: February 10, 2019 10:38 pm

North Vancouver RCMP searching for hit-and-run motorcyclist that struck officer

Police are appealing for dashcam video shot in the Westview area of North Vancouver around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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The North Vancouver RCMP is appealing to the public for dashcam video as it investigates a hit and run involving one of its own officers

According to police, uniformed officers were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 1 west of Westview around 2:50 p.m. on Saturday when the collision happened.

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Police said officers had flagged down a black sports motorcycle. But after initially stopping, the rider accelerated and struck one of the officers, knocking them to the ground, police said.

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The bike then drove westbound on the freeway.

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The officer was taken to Lions Gate Hospital with minor injuries.

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