Small trailer clips cop while he’s watching for distracted drivers

A member of the Integrated Road Safety Unit was slightly injured Monday afternoon in Langley City.

A police officer with the unit that watches for distracted drivers landed in hospital Monday.

During the middle of the afternoon while members of the Lower Mainland Integrated Road Safety Unit were in the area of Fraser Highway and 200th Street, one of them was on foot, watching for drivers using cellphones.

A vehicle pulling a trailer was going past slowly and the trailer bobbed and struck the officer.

“He’s got some scratches,” said IRSU head Sgt. Patrick Davies.

The member was checked out to ensure the injuries were minor.

“We’re not looking at charges,” Davies said.

The Integrated Road Safety Unit is responsible for reducing harm on B.C. roadways.

The unit, with more than 100 members, oversees traffic enforcement at high collision areas, looking for such high-risk behaviours at seatbelt compliance, speed, impaired, aggressive and distracted driving.

Davies said that thankfully injury to police officers is rare, particularly those on foot. Typically injuries involve a collision in a police vehicle. He can only recall a handful of police injuries in his 15 years with the RCMP.

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