Man run over by van after road-rage incident

KELOWNA – RCMP are looking for a hit-and-run suspect after a case of road rage escalated to violence on the weekend.

At just after 6 p.m. on Friday, July 24, a Toyota Highlander was allegedly being tailgated by a white cube van travelling southbound on Glenmore Road. RCMP Cpl. Joe Duncan says the drivers "exchanged hand gestures out the window at each other" at the intersection of Glenmore and John Hindle Drive.

The 43-year-old driver of the Toyota stopped his vehicle and got out to approach the driver of the van.

"The traffic light at the intersection turned green and the cube van accelereated, striking the 43-year-old knocking him to the ground where he was run over the rear dual(-wheels) of the van."

He was taken to hospital with multiple fractures to his lower body.

The driver of the van is described as a white male in his early 20s with dark hair.

Police are looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision and are asking those with information to contact Const. Ron Miciuk of the Kelowna RCMP Traffic Services at 250-980-5353. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online or by texting CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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


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