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Man struck with board after being pulled from allegedly stolen van in Richmond, RCMP investigating

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Richmond RCMP investigating bizarre incident caught on camera – Oct 23, 2020

Richmond RCMP are investigating a bizarre incident involving a potentially stolen van, all caught on camera.

It happened around 11:40 a.m. outside a construction site in the 8000 block of Spires Gate.

Neighbour Eugene Chen said he heard yelling outside his home, and saw someone dragging trash cans out to try and block the only road out of the neighbourhood.

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He then saw a white work van speeding down the street with its back and side doors open.

“I realized the work van was actually stolen,” he said.

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Cellphone video shows the van crashing into the back of a large commercial truck.

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The van driver kept their foot on the gas pedal, then backed into a ditch.

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“He was trying to get away, so he panicked, after the collision he reversed right down into the ditch,” said Cheng.

In the video a man can be seen pulling the driver out of the van, while another strikes him with a board.

A third man then intervenes and someone calls 911.

Cheng said the man driving the van was taken away by paramedics.