BRITISH COLUMBIA

Car clips, injures, Tofino, B.C., Mountie conducting traffic stop

08/07/2013 02:37 EDT | Updated 10/07/2013 05:12 EDT
TOFINO, B.C. - An RCMP officer in Tofino, B.C., is recovering from injuries suffered after being hit by a car while conducting a traffic stop near that Vancouver Island community.

Detachment commander Sgt. James Anderson says the incident happened last Friday.

He says Const. Kathy Bullock had just turned to walk back to her fully marked cruiser, with its lights activated, when she was hit by the passenger-side mirror of a passing car.

The impact tore the mirror off the car and left Bullock with abrasions and whiplash-type injuries, but police say the suspect vehicle, a 2005 Hyundai Accent, didn't stop.

It was found a short time later in a Tofino parking lot and a 30-year-old Tofino woman now faces charges related to impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of a crash.

Anderson says Bullock is expected to return to full duties within days and investigators would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident.