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Pedestrian struck by pickup in Kelowna rushed to hospital; driver arrested

June 06, 2016 - 1:53 PM

KELOWNA - A Kelowna woman was seriously injured after being hit by a pickup truck in Rutland this morning.

RCMP say the 42-year-old woman was hit just before 6:20 a.m., June 6, by a red Dodge Ram 1500 pickup pulling a utility trailer in the 800-block of Hollywood Road North between Leathead Road and McCurdy Road.

She was taken to Kelowna General Hospital by B.C. Ambulance with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries, according to an RCMP media release.

“The driver, a 56-year-old Kelowna man, initially left the scene of the collision, however returned and was taken into police custody and remains in police custody at this time,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

RCMP aren’t saying what charges the driver is facing.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Const. Lacey Browning of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, or 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.


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