Kelowna Mounties look for witnesses of motorbike crash

A motorcyclist has been transported to hospital with serious injuries and police continue to investigate following a crash Tuesday morning.

  • Wed Apr 6th, 2016 11:00am
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A motorcyclist has been transported to hospital with serious injuries and police continue to investigate following a crash Tuesday morning.

On April 5 at 9:17 a.m., the Kelowna RCMP and its Municipal Traffic Services section responded to a report of a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle on Daryl Road at Weston Road. Police have determined that a blue 2016 Nissan Rogue was turning left onto Weston Road when it was suddenly struck by a black Honda CR12 motorcycle.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue, a 66-year-old Kelowna woman, was shaken however not injured in this crash.

“The motorcyclist, a 26-year-old Kelowna man, was rushed to hospital in stable condition suffering from what police describe as serious believed to be non-life threatening injuries,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghy,  in a press release . “Investigators early findings are that the motorcyclist may not have been properly licenced and the motorcycle itself may not have been insured at the time of the collision.”

An RCMP Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist was called out to conduct a detailed examination of the scene. Preliminary findings are that the Nissan Rogue was travelling at a slow speed, starting from a stopped position, when it was struck by the motorcycle.

The investigation is ongoing and could result in charges being laid.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.