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Man seriously injured after ATV rollover in Kelowna

September 07, 2016 - 2:44 PM

KELOWNA - A man is in hospital with serious injuries after rolling his quad in the middle of the street in Kelowna last night.

Just before 10 p.m. Sept. 6, emergency crews responded to reports of an ATV rollover crash on Raymer Road and Maranda Street.

Kelowna RCMP say in a release officers arrived to find fire and ambulance crews treating a man lying in the road with what appeared to be serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police say witnesses at the scene saw a man and woman riding two ATVs in the area, when the man reportedly lost control of his quad, over-corrected and flipped the vehicle over.

A bystander rushed over to provide assistance to the unconscious man.

Investigators initially suspected both ATV drivers had been drinking.

"A determination was made by investigators that the woman's ability was affected by alcohol, not believed to be impaired," Cst. Jesse O'Donaghey says in a release.

The woman was given a driving prohibition. The man refused to give a breath sample and was also given a driving prohibition.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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