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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Kelowna crash

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June 21, 2021 - 1:54 PM

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a Sunday afternoon crash at the intersection of Dehart Road and Gordon Drive in Kelowna.

RCMP said in a press release that a Suzuki motorcycle failed to stop for a red light and struck a Nissan Pathfinder at around 1:30 p.m., June 20.

"The 27-year-old male operator of the motorcycle was ejected. He was transported to the hospital by BC Emergency Health Services with what are believed to be serious injuries," Cpl.Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a press release.

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"No one else was injured in this collision, and charges have not been laid at this time."

The BC Coroner's Service released a report on motorcycle deaths in 2019, spanning the years between 2009 and 2018.

The majority of motorcyclists who died from 2009 to 2018 were male (91%) and were known to reside in BC (82%). 

The Interior and Fraser health authority regions had the highest percentages of fatal motorcyclist injuries (36% and 27%, respectively). and 56% of decedents were injured in the summer months.

Motorcyclists were more likely to be injured on Saturdays (24% of deaths) and Sundays (18% of deaths) than on other days of the week.

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