September 16, 2015 - 9:18 AM
KELOWNA - RCMP are looking for witnesses in crash that left a Kelowna cyclist in a coma.
Trevor Bohac, 42, was riding his bike eastbound on Robson Road West with his dog on Sept. 1 shortly after 4 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle turning into a driveway.
His leg was broken and was taken to the Kelowna General Hospital. Within a day he had lapsed into a coma due to a rare condition called a fat embolism.
His girlfriend Jill Hamer, who was only blocks away when he was hit, says Bohac told her the police suspect the wrong man was driving and alleged the driver was an older man who may have been intoxicated and talking on his cell phone.
“Trevor was awake and he was alert after he was hit and he said there was a totally different driver,” she says. “When the old man got out of the truck to see if Trevor was okay he smelled like alcohol. It was an older man not the young person.”
In a release from the RCMP, Const. Kris Clark says investigators have spoken to several witnesses as well as the 22-year-old man they believe was driving but are looking for witnesses to help them determine what exactly happened.
The release says alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
Trevor Bohac remains in a coma at Kelowna General Hospital.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP Traffic Services, Const. Danilowich, at 250-980-5353. 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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