Serious motorcycle crash in Kaleden

Two people were taken to hospital, one airlifted, when their motorcycle hit a car on Highway 97 south of Penticton, Sunday, May 24, 2015.
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KALEDEN – Two people were taken to hospital in serious condition, one was airlifted to Kelowna, following a crash between a motorcycle and a car on Highway 97 south of Penticton this afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the crash at about noon, May 24, when a motorcycle hit a vehicle which was turning left from the highway onto Lakehill Road in Kaleden.

A group of motorcyclists travelling northbound on the highway had turned off the highway just before the crash happened, according to firefighter Tony Madiera.

Madiera says the bike was following the group separately when it hit the turning sedan.

Both people on the motorcycle were seriously hurt, with one of them airlifted to Kelowna General.

The victims’ names or hometowns have not been released as the RCMP investigation continues.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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