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UPDATE: Teenager struck by vehicle in Kelowna, suffers minor injuries

The incidents happened on Benvoulin near KLO
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Two car collision near Kelowna Christian School. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

The Kelowna RCMP have confirmed it was a teenager who was struck by a vehicle on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Around 12:15 p.m., the RCMP received calls about a pedestrian struck at the intersection of K.L.O. Road and Benvoulin Road. The pedestrian, a 16-year-old high school student, was struck when he was jay-walking across Benvoulin with his friends.

The teenager was able to get up and walk to the sidewalk to rejoin his friends.

The vehicle’s windshield suffered some damage but the driver remained on scene and was cooperative. While the teenager was shaken up upon getting to the sidewalk, his dad attended the scene and took him to Kelowna General Hospital where he received stitches but has no other injuries.

There will be no charges against the driver, according to the RCMP.

It’s unknown if the student is from Kelowna Christian School and Immaculata Regional High School, which are both in the area where the incident took place.

While traffic was backing up southbound on Benvoulin as the fire department attended the scene, a two-vehicle crash happened in front of the Kelowna Christian School. Another fire truck and more RCMP officers attended the scene.

No one was injured in the crash, however, one vehicle was towed away.

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SUV involved with pedestrian struck at KLO. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

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