08/11/2013 03:51 EDT | Updated 10/11/2013 05:12 EDT

Independent investigator called after police car hits all-terrain vehicle

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The agency that investigates police in B.C. has been called in after an RCMP cruiser hit an all-terrain vehicle in Prince George, leaving a passenger in the ATV with serious injuries.

A news release from the RCMP says the collision happened early Sunday morning, when the RCMP car hit a type of all-terrain vehicle known as a "side by side."

A passenger in the ATV has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The province's Independent Investigations Office, which will be investigating the police officer involved.

The RCMP will still be involved in the investigation, focusing on the driver of the ATV.