A scary incident for RCMP officers from the Broadview attachment earlier this month. 

In a release from the RCMP Thursday morning, details were released about a police vehicle being struck from behind while it was pulled over to the side of the road to assist with a pedestrian on a grid road north of Broadview on November 12th, shortly before midnight. 

The officers were outside of the vehicle talking with the pedestrian when another vehicle collided into the back of the police vehicle, forcing it off of the road and into the ditch.  

"We were standing about thirty feet in front of the police vehicle at the time,” recounted one of the officers in the release. “We heard the vehicle approaching, but we didn't see it until it was too late. The vehicle did not have its headlights on. "Everything happened so fast. I was hoping everyone was safe. The police vehicle was not driveable after and needed to be towed away." 

The vehicle was occupied by two men under the age of 20, and it was determined that they were not wearing seatbelts. The two were taken to the hospital for treatment. The pedestrian and officers were able to avoid injuries during the incident. 

The two men were charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to use headlights, driving an unregistered vehicle, and more.