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Motorcycle rider in serious condition after crash in Kelowna

October 31, 2016 - 11:19 AM

KELOWNA - A driving prohibition has been issued to a 56-year-old West Kelowna woman who was driving a Mustang that struck a motorcycle last night.

The 63-year-old Kelowna man on the motorcycle was rushed to hospital after the crash. Police say he is currently in stable, but serious condition

RCMP responded to the report of a motorcycle collision at about 6:55 p.m., Oct. 30, at the intersection of Richter Street and Cadder Avenue, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a release.

Investigations show the driver of a silver Ford Mustang travelling northbound on Richter Street and attempted a left turn onto Cadder Avenue into the oncoming path of the motorcycle that was heading southbound on Richter Street.

O’Donaghey says the driver of the Mustang did not stop for several hundred feet before coming to a complete stop. An off-duty officer remained on scene with the driver of the Mustang who was displaying signs and symptoms of possible alcohol intoxication.

“As a result a demand was made of the driver who provided samples of her breath roadside which resulted in a fail,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “The woman was subsequently taken to the Kelowna RCMP detachment for additional testing where she refused to provide further breath samples to investigators.”

The driver of the Mustang was issued an Administrative Driving Prohibition under the Motor Vehicle Act and is facing potential criminal charges.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are attempting to determine the causal factors of the crash. If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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