A RCMP cruiser is shown in Vancouver, May 25, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
On Sunday, a constable with three years service from the Craik RCMP detachment, was called to assist other members of the detachment with a domestic disturbance that had been reported to the RCMP.
The 35-year-old male member was travelling west on the 732 grid in the rural municipality of Sarnia, in a marked police vehicle with his emergency equipment activated when he lost control of the vehicle at approximately 11:07 p.m. The vehicle entered the north ditch and rolled several times. The police vehicle, a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, came to rest on its wheels. The member was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
A passerby stopped and was able to call for assistance using the police radio. First responders from the Holdfast area, Davidson Fire Dept., Craik Fire Dept., and Davidson EMS all responded to assist. The injured member was removed from the police car using the Jaws of Life and was airlifted to hospital in Regina via Stars air ambulance.
The RCMP Member Employee Assistance Program has been providing assistance to the family and members of the Craik detachment.