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Police looking for owner of pickup truck that struck motorcycle and fled

This black 2000 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle was allegedly hit by a late model blue Chevrolet dually pickup truck on July 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm.
Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP
July 31, 2016 - 2:12 PM

KELOWNA - Police are trying to put the pieces together in a blatant hit and run collision between a blue Chevrolet and black Yamaha motorcycle.

RCMP responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Clifton Road at the intersection of High Road yesterday, July 30, at 7:12 p.m.

In a release, police say a black 2000 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle was allegedly hit by a late model, blue Chevrolet dually pickup. There were at least three men riding in the suspect pickup truck. The motorcycle was carrying the operator and a passenger.

After the investigation, police put together a timeline of events that reportedly led to the crash.

The Yamaha was travelling southbound on Clifton Road, closely followed by the blue Chevrolet, which was reportedly swerving behind the bike. A witness told police that they heard someone from the pickup yell something at the motorcycle rider.

Findings suggest that the blue Chevrolet pulled ahead of the bike and struck it on its right side. The contact caused the motorcycle to skid, the operator lost balance and the bike landed, then slid on its left side. The operator and passenger of the motorcycle were ejected.

Emergency crews found the motorcycle operator unconscious at the scene. The July 31 release did not include information on the condition of the motorcycle operator and passenger.

This black 2000 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle was allegedly hit by a late model blue Chevrolet dually pickup truck on July 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm.
This black 2000 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle was allegedly hit by a late model blue Chevrolet dually pickup truck on July 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm.
Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP

The suspect vehicle is described as blue, late model Chevrolet pickup truck, with dual rear wheels, Chevy mud flaps, no canopy and may have damage to the rear driver's side.

“RCMP continue to investigate at this time and police are turning to the public for their assistance, Cst. Jesse O’Donaghey said. “As part of the ongoing investigation an RCMP Collision Reconstructionist was called out to conduct a detailed analysis of the scene,” O’Donaghey said.
 
If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you, or you can aid police in identifying the suspect vehicle involved you are asked to contact Cst. Beth Paetz of the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 250-980-5353.

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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