Teens Assist Officer in Roll Over
Pouce Coupe, B.C. – Two Pouce Coupe teens are being credited with helping an RCMP officer out of his damaged cruiser when the vehicle rolled in that community.Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9th, a Peace Region Traffic Services officer was driving a fully marked police car with lights and siren activated, in an attempt to catch up to a suspected violator on the 206 road.
As the officer approached the T-intersection at 57th Ave in Pouce Coupe, his vehicle slid into the ditch and was believed to have struck a power pole guide wire. The vehicle rolled, coming to rest on the driver’s side.
Two teens arrived on scene to see if anyone had been hurt, and immediately started helping the officer out of the car.
There was a small engine fire at the time, and the teens tried to douse the flames with snowballs, but the officer grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the fire.
The officer was not injured in the crash. At this point speed is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.