Motorcyclists injured in Okanagan accidents

Two separate incidents over the weekend sent motorcyclists to the hospital with varying degrees of injury.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Ellis Street and Leon Avenue,  Sept. 21 just before 8 p.m.

"According to witnesses, a red Chrysler Cirrus was waiting to turn left onto Leon from Ellis while a southbound motorcycle was going straight through," said Const. Kris Clark.

"Apparently, the Chrysler turned in front of the motorcycle which in turn impacted the Chrysler on its passenger side. A 57 year old Kelowna man was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Chrysler, a 56 year old Kelowna woman, was fined $167 for failing to yield."

The West Kelowna RCMP responded to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Highway 97 near Nancee Way, Sept. 24  4:30 p.m.

"A 27 year old Edmonton man was driving a Ducati motorcycle when he apparently struck the median. The motorcycle lost control and the driver was ejected into the ditch between the north and southbound lanes," he said.

"The motorcycle continued down the highway for about 100 metres before coming to a stop."

The man was sent to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. No charges have yet been laid.

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