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Officers did not cause crash that injured man during pursuit last summer, IIU says

The Independent Investigation Unit says no charges should be laid against an RCMP officer involved in a car chase where a man suffered a chest fracture following a police pursuit. 

Man crashed into a ditch while being pursued by police in August 2018

The Independent Investigation Unit launched an investigation after a man suffered a chest fracture following a police pursuit near Camperville, Man., last August. (CBC)

The Independent Investigation Unit says no charges should be laid against an RCMP officer involved in a car chase where a man suffered a chest fracture following a police pursuit. 

The incident happened near Camperville, Man., a town about 94 km north of Dauphin, in August 2018.  

According to the police watchdog, RCMP officers got into a high speed chase with a vehicle after they were told the driver made threats against a woman, and may have been armed. 

During the pursuit, the suspect crashed into a ditch, and was taken to Dauphin Hospital with a chest fracture. 

The IIU concluded that the man was at fault in the crash, and that the officer's actions did not contribute to the collision.

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