A Vancouver driver needed to hit the brakes onerous final night time when a police car caught him off guard.
Coming residence from work as he does more often than not, he was on the intersection of W forty first and Cambie streets close to 11 p.m. The intersection has been underneath building for some time and the motive force (who needs to stay nameless) notes that the lanes have modified a number of occasions just lately.
The video reveals that the sunshine in the wrong way is inexperienced firstly and the autos are driving usually. A pair of headlights cease when the sunshine turns inexperienced for the motive force, who pulls ahead.
“Once I began to maneuver ahead, I noticed a automotive, I noticed the headlights, however I did not see that it was a cop,” he tells VIA.
The oncoming Vancouver Police Division (VPD) SUV pulled into the intersection and slowed; the video doesn’t present a flip sign and the motive force doesn’t recall seeing one.
Having a inexperienced gentle, the motive force has accelerated into the intersection when the opposite car decides to show left, straight in entrance of the motive force’s automotive.
“I used to be going to honk, however I did not once I noticed it was a cop,” he says.
He should have utilized the brakes onerous sufficient to cease instantly, provides the motive force.
It was a scary second and he wasn’t positive easy methods to react to it, contemplating it was a VPD car.
He notes that he’s additionally undecided which highway the police car bought off on, as there’s a “ No proper flip ” signal going through the motive force within the video.
Immediately he posted the video on reddit the place individuals expressed their anger on the driver of the police car. Others should not positive how the regulation applies to police autos when they don’t have flashing lights or sirens on.
VIA has contacted the VPD for remark.