December 13, 2013 - 9:23 AM
KELOWNA - The driver of an Eagle Talon, attempting to evade a police stop check struck a pedestrian, putting him in hospital with serious injuries just after midnight Friday.
The driver was approaching a road check on Springfield and Leckie Roads, but failed to stop. Instead, the driver chose to push on, striking the Kelowna man on Dundee Road at the intersection of Dundas before slamming into a fire hydrant and coming to a rest.
Police rushed to the aid of the pedestrian, calling for an ambulance when they realized the injuries were serious. The man, 41, was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
A Lake Country man, 24, a Kamloops man 34, and a Kelowna woman, 26, were taken into custody without incident. The Lake Country man was held for court.
Because the accident happened in conjunction with police activity, the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. will conduct an investigation. The criminal investigation will remain in the hands of the RCMP Serious Crime Unit.
Nathan Daniel Fahl has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm, impaired driving causing bodily harm, failure to stop at the accident with the vehicle, flight causing bodily harm, assault a peace officer with a weapon and operating a motor vehicle while disqualified. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 6.
Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst Joanne Meyers at 250-762-3300. 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.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2013