Jaywalker hit by truck in Kelowna

Injuries are not considered life threatening.

A woman who was apparently jaywalking across Cooper Road Tuesday afternoon was hospitalized after she was hit by a truck.

Shortly after 1 p.m., emergency crews were called to the 1800-block of Cooper Road and learned that a 68-year-old woman was between intersections and crossing from Orchard Plaza to Orchard Park in an effort to return to work when she was struck by a truck turning onto Cooper from the mall parking lot.

“The 18-year-old male driver apparently looked both ways but did not see the pedestrian, who was not crossing on or near a crosswalk,” said Const. Steve Holmes. “The impact knocked the pedestrian onto a median where she sustained moderate, but non life-threatening injuries.”

The driver of the pickup truck was shaken but not injured, police say.

Investigators have eliminated weather, visibility, alcohol and speed as contributing factors to the crash.


Kelowna Capital News