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Mountie struck by car in Richmond

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Summary

Police say an officer stopped a brown 2005 Audi after the driver was seen allegedly using a phone

The Audi was eventually found badly damaged and abandoned in Vancouver

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) – RCMP say a Mountie enforcing distracted driving laws in Richmond was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Police say an officer stopped a brown 2005 Audi after the driver was seen allegedly using a mobile device while behind the wheel on Monday.

The driver stopped but then suddenly turned to speed away, hitting the officer and a police vehicle.

The officer was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and RCMP say the police vehicle was substantially damaged.

A civilian vehicle that was also struck had minor damage.

The Audi was eventually found badly damaged and abandoned in Vancouver, and police say it’s being examined for forensic identification.