Driver flees scene of crash

A driver fled the scene of a crash in Vanderhoof on March 10 that sent three passengers to hospital.

A driver fled the scene of a crash on Sunday

A driver fled the scene of a crash on Sunday

Two people were seriously injured in a crash in Vanderhoof on Sunday morning.

At around 4:20 a.m., a Vanderhoof RCMP officer spotted a truck stunt driving in a parking lot but didn’t pursue the vehicle when it left the scene.

Shortly afterward, the officer discovered the vehicle had smashed into a post near the intersection of Burrard Street and Highway 16.

The officer spoke with the driver, who later fled, and checked on the three passengers, two of whom sustained serious injuries. All three passengers were taken to hospital.

Personnel from the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C., a civilian-led body that conducts investigations into on and off duty police-involved incidents that result in death or serious harm, were deployed to Vanderhoof on Sunday afternoon.

Vanderhoof RCMP preserved the scene of the crash until late Sunday as two other officers collected information.

The IIO is handling the investigation and North District RCMP are unable to comment.