Albertan motorcyclist dies in West Kelowna crash
A 26-year-old male from Alberta died in Kelowna General Hospital after a fatal crash on Monday evening.
West Kelowna RCMP arrived at the scene around 7:15 p.m. on Monday evening and determined that the man was traveling south on a Suzuki street bike up Gellatly Road when it struck the passenger side of a Chevrolet Malibu driving down Gellatly Road, turning left onto Glen Canyon Drive.
The speed limit along that stretch of road is 50 km/h; however, Sgt. Ann Morrison of the Kelowna RCMP said that the bike was driving at a high rate of speed.
The 59-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Malibu is from West Kelowna and was uninjured.
According to ICBC’s 2007 traffic collision statistics (the most recent statistics released by ICBC), there were 47 fatal motorcycle collisions in BC in 2007.
From 2000 to 2007, there was a total of 286 motorcycle-related deaths on BC roads.
ICBC’s statistics also suggested that one in 10 traffic deaths in B.C. involve those on motorcycles.