Harley rider taken off wheels in fluke accident

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LAKE COUNTRY -  A 62-year-old driver of a motorcycle is in hospital with a serious injury after a wheel came off an oncoming pickup truck and struck him yesterday.

The accident happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Hwy 97 near Ponderosa Lake Road. Police attending the scene spoke to witnesses who told them the driver's side wheel of a southbound 2006 Dodge truck came off and rolled ahead of the truck before slamming into a northbound 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle and its West Kelowna rider.

The motorcycle rider suffered a serious injury to his leg in the accident and was transported to Kelowna General Hospital.

The 53-year-old driver of the truck is from Manitoba and he was unhurt.


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