Update: 3:04 p.m. Aug. 11:
Kelowna RCMP say they are investigating after a motorcyclist was sent to hospital with injuries sustained after he was trapped beneath a pickup truck Friday morning in Kelowna in a collision.
At 10:08 a.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Highway 33 West near Roxby Road in the Rutland area of the city.
Police say the male motorcyclist was travelling north on Highway 33 West when he collided with a black Toyota Tundra leaving a parking lot on the south side of the highway.
Witnesses at the scene told investigators they saw the rider of the Suzuki street bike pulling wheelies and stunting riding immediately prior to the crash.
The motorcyclist, a 27-year-old Alberta man, was trapped under the pickup and required extrication by emergency crews at the scene. He was then rushed to hospital with what police described as serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.
“The motorcyclists’ injuries could have been even more serious had he not been wearing proper full riding and safety gear,” said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “RCMP would like to remind all motorcyclists to make smart choices and, of course, ride safe.”
Anyone who witnessed this crash and has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 250-762-3300.
Original story: There’s been a collision between a truck and a motorcycle on Highway 33 and Roxby Road in Rutland.
Traffic is being re-routed around the crash site and a portion of Roxby Road, next to the neighbourhood pub and the restaurant, is blocked off from the north side of the incident and inaccessible from the highway.
The motorbike and the truck involved are still on site as investigators look into what happened.
We have a reporter on scene, and will update as more information comes available.