Knox Mountain Hill Climb claims first victim

A man was sent to hospital with injuries sustained while apparently making preparations for the annual Knox Mountain Hill Climb.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

KELOWNA - The Knox Mountain Hill Climb hasn’t even begun yet, but already one person has been sent to hospital with injuries sustained while apparently making preparations for the annual race.

According to a report on Global Okanagan, a man was working under a Chevy truck when he became pinned underneath Friday afternoon.

The man was sent to KGH with unknown injuries and RCMP are on the scene investigating.

The Knox Mountain Hill Climb is an annual event in which drivers climb more than 800 metres on a 2.2 kilometre course along Knox Mountain Park.

Last year a 50-year-old Alberta man's car burst into flames after wet conditions and a sharp hairpin sent his car into a tree.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was changed at 4:21 p.m. May 16 to correct that the Alberta driver's car burst into flames, not the man.


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