A female RCMP officer in Richmond is suing her detachment for negligence–she claims the RCMP failed to protect her from a serious ATV accident.
It was June 2013 when Constable Silina Sargis was directed to drive an ATV for the first time since training to scour the banks of Sea Island in search of a deceased person.
In a notice of civil claim filed in BC Supreme Court, she says at about 10km in, she was thrust forward, launched air born, and her head and face smashed into the front metal ATV rack, after she tried to get over a piece of drift wood.
The claim alleges she was only provided an open faced helmet, when she should have been given a full face mask with a protective chin bar.
She says she required face altering surgery and hasn’t been able to work since.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.