Elderly woman dies after being struck by car

An 83-year-old Kelowna woman has died after she was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection KLO road and Ritcher Street.

  • Nov. 26, 2015 8:00 p.m.

An 83-year-old Kelowna woman has died after she was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection KLO road and Ritcher Street.

On Nov. 24,  at 11:19 a.m., the RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services responded to a pedestrian versus a motor vehicle incident.

“A vehicle was westbound on KLO Rd.  The 72-year-old Kelowna driver attempted a left turn onto Richter Street and did not see the pedestrian who was in the crosswalk, eastbound on the south side of the intersection,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan, in a press release.

” The driver attempted the left turn and collided with the pedestrian knocking her to the ground.  The pedestrian received serious injuries and was transferred to Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). Sadly the 83-year-old Kelowna woman has died from injuries she sustained from the collision.”

RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services and RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist continue to assist the BC Coroner Service in the investigation.

If anyone, who witnessed the collision has not spoken to Police, has any information concerning this incident is asked to please contact Const. Marion at 250-980-5353.


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