Police guard called

Roxanne Egan-Elliott / Times Colonist – | History: 472059

BC's police watchdog is investigating after a man was seriously injured in a dirt bike accident in Campbell River on Sunday.

Campbell River RCMP told B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office that they responded to a report of a man with a gun in the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of Reef Crescent around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Around 1:50 a.m., the man left the house on a dirt bike and headed south. He turned east onto Erickson Road before crashing his bicycle and suffering serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The RCMP notified the IIO, a civilian police oversight agency in B.C., about the incident shortly after.

The IIO will work to determine what happened before and during the incident and what role police actions or inaction may have played in the man's injury.

The IIO investigates all incidents involving police officers that result in serious harm or death, regardless of whether wrongdoing is alleged.