Driver who drove into Surrey RCMP officers charged
James Burton Weaver facing two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm
James Burton Weaver, 47, has been charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm after allegedly driving his green SUV into the Surrey RCMP parking lot at high speed Monday afternoon and smashing into two police cruisers.
A female RCMP corporal was on her computer sitting in her police cruiser when it was struck by the green SUV. Her car was pushed into an adjacent car, pinning another police officer between the two vehicles.
Both officers were treated and released from hospital, one suffering minor leg injuries and the other, a torn rotator cuff.
Witness Manish Bird, who heard the crash, says the driver did not appear to brake.
"We didn't hear the tires screeching or anything and then there was a loud noise. ... Then we saw there was a green jeep. It just rammed into this car and then all the other cops came in."
Vehicle was speeding
Surrey RCMP Sergeant Dale Carr says it looks like the SUV was moving fast.
"Based on just looking at the crash, we can say that there was some significant speed involved. It takes a lot force, a lot of impact to move two vehicles the significant amount of space that they were moved."
Surrey RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to give them a call.