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RCMP looking for driver involved in minor collision with cyclist in Rutland

July 26, 2016 - 3:03 PM

KELOWNA – Police are hoping the public can help them identify the woman involved in a minor crash with a young cyclist in Kelowna over a month ago.

RCMP say the driver of a black minivan hit a cyclist at about 3:50 p.m., June 7, in front of the MCC Thrift Shop in the 100 block of Rutland Road South.

The minivan stopped to let the young person on the bike to ride across the entryway to the thrift shop but pulled forward before the cyclist was out of the way, hitting the bike’s back tire, according to a RCMP media release.

“The youth put down a foot for steadiness and did not fall from their bicycle,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

O’Donaghey says the driver of the minivan got out to check on the child and asked repeatedly if they were OK before she drove away.

“The youth later reported the incident to their guardian, complained of soreness and was taken to hospital as a precaution,” he says.

Investigators would like to speak to the woman who was driving the minivan.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 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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