Motorcyclist takes spill on highway through Vernon

A 50-something motorcyclist was moved to Vernon Jubilee Hospital this morning after crashing his bike on 32 Street.

VERNON - A motorcyclist was rushed to hospital this morning after taking a spill on Highway 97 in Vernon.

Capt. Darren Cecchini with Vernon Fire Services says the 50-something motorcyclist was cut off by a car on 32 Street across from the EconoLodge around 9:30 a.m. Monday, forcing him to halt abruptly and lay his bike down.

“He has minor injuries to his arm and back and possible lung injuries,” Cecchini says.

The vehicle didn’t make contact with the bike, and Cecchini says the driver “probably didn’t even know what happened.”

“RCMP have talked to a few witnesses but I don’t know if they got the license plate of the car,” Cecchni says.

The rider was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Traffic was directed around the crash scene for about 30 minutes before a tow truck arrived to move the motorcycle.

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