First responders use naloxone on driver, passenger after cyclist struck in downtown Kelowna

A 40-year-old man is set to appear in court November 30, 2017 on charges of impaired driving after hitting a cyclist on Ethel Street in Kelowna, August 8.

KELOWNA - The driver and passenger of a vehicle that struck a cyclist and another vehicle Tuesday night was administered naloxone before being taken to hospital.

Naloxone is commonly used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. 

The 40-year-old man who was driving is scheduled to appear in court on charges of impaired driving.

At approximately 10:08 p.m., Kelowna RCMP responded to reports of a collision in the 2600 block of Ethel Street, Aug. 8.

According to a RCMP press release, the man driving a black sedan hit a 49-year-old cyclist from behind before driving into another vehicle where it stopped.

Witnesses told police the driver and a 38-year-old woman in the passenger seat were found unconscious after hitting the second vehicle.

B.C. Ambulance Services and the Kelowna Fire Department administered Naloxone to the two adults. The pair were then transported to hospital.

After failing to comply with police, the man was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition and a promise to appear with pending charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm and refusal to comply with a demand. He is scheduled to appear in court November 30, 2017.

The release did not disclose the condition of the man on the bicycle.


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