UPDATE: 2:28 p.m.
RCMP has determined that the victim, a 56-year-old woman had been struck by an SUV that had allegedly been seen driving erratically moments prior to the crash.
“The Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section has taken conduct of the investigation and is being assisted by the Southeast District Collision and Analysis Reconstructionist Unit along with BC Highway Patrol to further this investigation,” said Const. Mike Della-Paolera, media relations officer.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has dash cam video footage to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3330 and reference file number 2023-22339.
There is no concern for public safety and further information will be released when available.
UPDATE: 12:20 p.m.
Enterprise Way is now open to the public. The jeep is being towed away.
A vehicle allegedly involved in an early morning crash on Enterprise Way in Kelowna between Leckie and Banks roads is towed away. A pedestrian was seriously injured. #kelownacapnews pic.twitter.com/QU0ErdX2ww— Gary Barnes (@GaryBarnes109) April 27, 2023
UPDATE: 10:50 a.m.
A woman is in critical condition after her lower leg was ripped off by an out-of-control vehicle on Enterprise Way shortly before 3 a.m. on April 27.
A BC Highway Patrol officer on the scene explained that the woman was walking with her shopping cart in the bike lane of the road when a grey Jeep, travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Enterprise Way, hit the median and drove into her.
The victim was crushed between the vehicle and a tree and lost her lower leg in the collision, which the officer called a “traumatic amputation.”
The driver then turned left into the laneway beside the BMW dealership, abandoned and locked the vehicle, and fled on foot.
Tire marks can be seen on the road and median and significant abrasions and blood are visible on the tree.
The officer said that the victim was taken into surgery where more of her leg was amputated. The woman is in critical condition with additional internal injuries.
Enterprise Way between Leckie Road and Banks Road remains closed as investigations continue.
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Enterprise Way and Leckie Road early Thursday morning.
Personal items and a shopping cart were strewn across the road following the collision that happened shortly before 3 a.m.
Tire marks can be seen on the road.
Police have closed Enterprise Way between Leckie and Banks roads while investigating the scene. Police tape can be seen by a Capital News reporter near the crosswalk at 2495 Enterprise.
Const. Mike Della-Paolera said that the area is likely to be closed to traffic for the rest of the day.
RCMP has said that there is no concern for public safety.
More to come.