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P.E.I. RCMP cruiser struck while attending to collision scene in Stratford

An RCMP cruiser sustained damage after it was struck by another vehicle while parked at a collision scene in Stratford early in the morning Dec. 20.
An RCMP cruiser sustained damage after it was struck by another vehicle while parked at a collision scene in Stratford early in the morning Dec. 20. - Submitted

STRATFORD, P.E.I. - Police in Prince Edward Island are again urging drivers to slow down for first responders after a parked RCMP cruiser was struck at a collision scene Wednesday morning.

At 4:30 a.m., members of the Queens District RCMP responded to a report that a vehicle had gone into a ditch off Route 1 in Stratford.

The two occupants of the vehicle were not injured, but the vehicle sustained considerable damage.

Road conditions at the time were described as very icy.

At 5:15 a.m., two RCMP members were at the scene with two cruisers to provide traffic control while a tow truck pulled the vehicle out of the ditch. Both police vehicles had all emergency lights flashing.

A vehicle travelling west approached the stopped emergency vehicles, failed to slow down and the driver lost control and ran into an unoccupied RCMP cruiser.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured, but his vehicle sustained considerable damage, as did the police vehicle.

The investigation into the collision involving the police vehicle is continuing, and charges may be laid against the driver of the vehicle that struck the cruiser.

Had the vehicle not struck the police vehicle, it may have struck one of the police officers or the tow truck operator who were out on foot at the scene.

Police are reminding the public to slow down and use extra care when approaching a scene with first responders or emergency personnel present.

 

This vehicle struck a parked RCMP cruiser that was attending the scene of another collision in Stratford early in the morning on Dec. 20.
This vehicle struck a parked RCMP cruiser that was attending the scene of another collision in Stratford early in the morning on Dec. 20.

 

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