German man injured in crash

If you witnessed this crash and have not spoken to police contact West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

A Mountie applied his training and saved the life of a German tourist this week.

A pedestrian was struck by a motorcycle on Highway 97 near the intersection of Butt Road in West Kelowna May 21, at 1:30 p.m.

Mounties determined that a pedestrian had attempted to cross the busy multi lane highway, approximately 100 meters away from the controlled intersection, when he was struck by a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle.

“The pedestrian, a 68-year-old man visiting from Germany, who sustained serious bodily injuries, was suffering from severe blood loss as a result of a large bleed,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

He was being provided first aid treatment from bystanders until emergency crews could arrive on scene.

“One of our officers applied a tourniquet to the man’s severe leg wound,” said O’Donaghey. “It is believed that the officer’s prompt assessment of the situation and decisive actions taken may have saved the man’s life and likely contributed to the victim’s ongoing medical recovery.”

The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old Kelowna man, was assessed and treated for minor injuries by emergency paramedics at the scene.

Efforts remain underway, as RCMP continue to work with the German Consulate in Toronto and the German National Police to locate the man’s next of kin in Germany.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

Just Posted

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission serves annual Christmas dinner

Between 700 to 800 meals were served Saturday to the community

Your weekend story highlights

Every Saturday, the Capital News will highlight stories from the week

The Paperboys visit Kelowna

Check out the Rotary Centre for the Arts Jan. 27

Let it snow in Kelowna

Snow is in the forecast for this week

Photos: Adventuring in Stuart Park

Have you seen Friday’s edition of the Capital News? Check out the photos featured

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Most Read