A pickup truck and two unmarked RCMP vehicles were involved in a collision this morning in Yellow Point. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Truck crashes into unmarked RCMP cruisers in Yellow Point

Incident occurred Wednesday morning as part of an RCMP operation

An RCMP operation in Yellow Point, north of Ladysmith, resulted in a collision between a pickup truck and two unmarked police vehicles this morning.

The incident happened April 25 on Roberts Road close to the Yellow Point Road intersection shortly before 8:30 a.m. after Nanaimo RCMP plain-clothes officers tracked a stolen vehicle to the area.

As police approached, the driver of the stolen truck allegedly drove the vehicle into the front of one police car and then hit a second unmarked police car head-on driving the truck up onto the hood of car. Two men fled the scene.

“The officer who was in the car suffered whiplash and was taken to hospital,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “Two males ran off. They were apprehended with the help of Police Dog Services and are now in custody and will be facing numerous charges.”

A second officer involved in the initial collision was also taken to hospital. Police at the scene said none of the officers involved suffered serious injuries.

Additional police, North Cedar Fire Department, and B.C. Ambulance Service all attended the scene and vehicles required towing.

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