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Police cruiser taken out by fiery spinning van in Kamloops

April 19, 2021 - 1:07 PM

A police vehicle ended up being collateral damage in a Friday-night crash at the intersection of Richmond Avenue and 8 Street in Kamloops.

A car was travelling northbound on 8 Street April 16 around 10:45 p.m., when it allegedly drove through a yellow light and t-boned a southbound van turning left onto Richmond Avenue.

"The collision caused the van to spin and crash into a nearby police cruiser on Richmond Avenue," Const. Crystal Evelyn said in an RCMP press release. "The van’s engine also caught on fire, which was extinguished by a responding frontline officer."

Two people were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries. All vehicles were significantly damaged.

The car’s driver was issued a violation ticket for driving without due care and disobeying a traffic control device.

Anyone with information can contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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