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Kelowna RCMP seek witnesses to serious injury collision

September 03, 2018 - 11:02 AM

KELOWNA - Police are calling on independent witnesses to come forward as collision investigators prove a motorcycle crash that sent two to hospital Saturday.

On Sept. 1, just after 11 p.m. emergency crews were called to the scene of a serious collision between a motorcycle and a four-door sedan on Springfield Road near Willits Road in Kelowna. A media release says emergency responders arrived on scene to find the motorcycle operator lying injured on the ground.

Initial indicators at the scene suggest that the driver of the white Honda Civic, had tried to make a left hand turn onto Willits Road from the eastbound lanes of Springfield Road, when he collided with the red Harley Davidson motorcycle which had been travelling in the oncoming westbound lanes of Springfield Road. The impact of the collision flung the motorcycle operator into the windshield of the Honda sedan.

The driver of the Honda Civic, an 84-year-old Kelowna man, suffered seemingly minor non-life threatening injuries. As a precaution, he was transported by B.C. Ambulance Service to hospital for a full medical assessment.

The motorcycle operator, a 59-year-old Kelowna man, suffered serious, potentially life threatening injuries. He was transported to hospital by B.C. Ambulance Service in stable condition. He remains in hospital at this time.

Focussed on determining the causal factors in this crash, a collision reconstructionist of the RCMP Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services examined the scene.

The Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section has assumed the ongoing investigation, and are urging any independent witnesses to come forward to speak with police.

Witnesses are asked to contact Const. Troy Bevan of the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 250-762-3300.

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