Kelowna RCMP looking for hit and run suspect

Police in Kelowna need your help to ID a driver and suspect vehicle in Sunday morning hit and run.

  • Tue Oct 11th, 2016 6:00am
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Police are seeking your assistance in identifying the driver and suspect vehicle involved in a hit and run with a cyclist early Saturday morning in Kelowna.

At 6:35 a.m. on Oct. 8, the call cam in of a hit and run involving a cyclist in the 3100 block of Lakeshore Road. Investigators believe that the teen cyclist and the suspect vehicle may have both been southbound on Pandosy Street near the intersection of KLO Road. The alleged suspect vehicle failed to stop and render the necessary assistance or exchange particulars.

The cyclist, a 17-year-old from Kelowna, sustained what police described as moderate non-life threatening injuries. Individuals in the area rushed to the teen and provided first aid until emergency crews arrived. The young woman was taken to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment.

RCMP need to identify and locate the suspect vehicle involved in this hit and run. The vehicle has been described as a red four-door car, possibly with a loud exhaust.

Anyone with information, or if you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police, is urged to contact Const. Steve Carignan of 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.