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Kelowna teen injured in weekend hit and run

October 11, 2016 - 9:03 AM

KELOWNA – A teen was sent to hospital over the weekend after she was hit by a driver who then fled the scene.

RCMP are hoping the public can help identify the driver of the red four-door that collided with a cyclist in the 3100 block of Lakeshore Road shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.

“Investigators believe that the teen cyclist and the suspect vehicle may have both been south bound on Pandosy Street near the intersection of KLO Road when the incident occurred,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release. “The alleged suspect vehicle failed to stop at the scene, to render the necessary assistance or exchange particulars and fled the area.”

The 17-year-old cyclist sustained moderate non-life threatening injuries and was helped by individuals in the area who provided first aid until emergency services arrived.

The young woman was transported from the scene to hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The release provides no description of the driver but says the vehicle has a loud muffler.

Anyone with any information or if you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are urged to contact Const. Steve Carignan of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or 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.


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