British Columbia

Vancouver police officer's collision with cyclist leads to driving without due care charge

A Vancouver police officer has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act following a collision between a community safety vehicle and a cyclist nearly a year ago.

Special Const. Michael Mazziotti collided with cyclist last year

A Vancouver police officer has been charged nearly a year after a crash involving a police vehicle and cyclist on July 29, 2018. (Cory Correia/CBC News)

A Vancouver police officer has been charged with driving without due care and attention nearly a year after a collision between the community safety vehicle he was driving and a cyclist.

The crash happened on July 29, 2018, while Special Constable Michael Mazziotti was on duty in Vancouver.

The charge falls under the Motor Vehicle Act under provincial jurisdiction, and is not considered a criminal offence.

The cyclist's injuries were extensive enough to spark a civilian investigation from the Independent Investigations Office of B.C.

Mazziotti's first court appearance is set for Aug. 8, in a Vancouver provincial courtroom.

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