Police were interviewing witnesses at the scene Friday evening. Photo credit: Jen Zielinski

Update: Emergency crews rush to scene of motorcycle accident

Update: 12:20 p.m. Aug. 14

The Kelowna RCMP was dispatched to the scene of a collision between a black scooter and a red Dodge pickup truck on Harvey Avenue near Capri Street, Friday, Aug. 14.

Police arrived on scene to find a man and a woman, both occupants of the scooter, being tended to by Emergency Health Services for what was believed to be relatively minor non-life threatening injuries, according to the RCMP in a news release.

Both were transported to hospital as a precaution. A witness at the scene told police that the driver of the pickup truck allegedly sideswiped the scooter during a lane change. The impact caused the operator of the scooter to collide with the curb and crash. The driver of the pickup truck, a 44-year-old Sechelt man, was handed a fine under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act for completing an unsafe lane change.

“Investigators believe the scooter may have been in the blind spot of the pickup truck when the collision occurred,” said RCMP communications officer Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Original:

A motorcyclist sustained possible serious injuries following a crash on Highway 97 in Kelowna Friday evening.

Emergency crews rushed to Harvey Avenue and Capri Road just after 6:30 p.m.

According to witnesses a truck and an SUV were pulled to the side of the road speaking with police.

More to come.


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