(Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Service)

UPDATED: Investigation launched after Coquitlam pedestrian hit by oncoming car during traffic stop

Man was left in serious condition

The police watchdog is investigating after a pedestrian was left in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle in Coquitlam on Monday night.

Citing RCMP information, the Independent Investigations Office said that an officer had stopped a vehicle they believed to be speeding westbound along Hwy. 1 near the Port Mann Bridge.

The driver is believed to have left their vehicle, gone over the midline and was then hit struck by an eastbound vehicle.

Reports say that that a RCMP were called to the eastbound lanes of Hwy 1 just east of the King Edward Avenue overpass at approximately 8:15 p.m. after a pedestrian was hit.

The victim was transported to hospital but all highway lanes were shut for hours, trapping hundreds of vehicles.

Nearby residents said that they could still hear police sirens well after midnight.

The Independent Investigations Office confirmed that it is looking into the incident but could not confirm any details regarding the investigation.

RCMP have not yet responded to a request for comment.

More to come.


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