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Kelowna RCMP looking for witnesses to crash that sent man to hospital

May 14, 2020 - 9:35 AM

Kelowna RCMP are hoping witnesses to a crash in late April, that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries, will contact them.

"On April 25, just after 11 p.m., Kelowna RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Harvey Avenue and Cooper Road. Police believe that a green Chevrolet Malibu was travelling northbound along Cooper Road, when it was struck by a black GMC Yukon reportedly headed eastbound on Harvey Avenue. Early indicators suggest that the driver of the GMC Yukon failed to stop for a red light at the intersection," RCMP say in a news release.

The GMC SUV driver attempted to flee the scene by travelling southbound on Cooper Road, but didn’t get far before his vehicle became disabled, police say. He was found in the immediate vicinity and taken into police custody shortly after the incident according to the news release.

The RCMP's full investigative findings will be forwarded to the B.C. Prosecution Service for review and charge assessment, according to the news release.

The driver of the Malibu was transported to hospital by B.C. Emergency Health Services with serious injuries. He has since been released from hospital and continues to recover, RCMP say.

“We believe there are several witnesses who haven’t yet come forward,” Sgt. Mark Booth, unit commander for the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section, says in the release. “We are appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision to come forward to speak with our investigators.”

If you witnessed this crash, or you have any information please contact the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 250-762-3300.


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