The Regina Police Service has concluded its investigation into a May 28, 2021 collision involving a pedestrian and an unmarked police vehicle. The collision happened at 12:45 a.m. on May 28th in the 3000 block of 4th Avenue and a 48 year-old male sustained non-life-threatening injuries. There will be no charges under the Criminal Code or Traffic Safety Act against either party.
On that night, there were patrol officers and a marked police car near that location for an unrelated call. It appears a male crossed 4th Avenue, distracted by the marked police car, and did not see a vehicle approaching, eastbound on 4th Avenue. The approaching vehicle was an unmarked police vehicle, used for covert operations, driven by a plainclothes officer. The pedestrian was not crossing in a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing, when he was struck by the police vehicle. He was taken to hospital by EMS and released after treatment. Police held the scene for investigation by a collision reconstruction expert, and gathered statements and physical evidence to inform the investigation.
After investigation, it was recommended that there be no Criminal Code or Traffic Safety Act charges against the driver, who is a constable with ten years’ service. There was consideration given to evidence that indicated the pedestrian proceeded into the path of the vehicle when it was unsafe to do so (Traffic Safety Act 223(3)), but the pedestrian will not be charged. This matter is now concluded.