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Mounties investigating after Alberta motorcyclist seriously injured in Rutland collision

August 11, 2017 - 3:15 PM

KELOWNA - Police are investigating a crash involving a Suzuki street bike and a Toyota Tundra at around 10 a.m. today, Aug. 11 on Highway 33 West near Roxby Road.

Kelowna RCMP was called to the scene after the 27-year-old Alberta man driving the bike became trapped under the Toyota. The motorcycle was heading northbound on Highway 33 when the truck entered the highway from a parking lot on the south side of the road leading to the crash.

The biker, who was not wearing proper full riding and safety gear, had to be extricated by emergency crews and was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses say the motorcyclist was seen pulling wheelies and stunting just before the crash.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing and anybody who saw the crash but has not yet spoken to police is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at Municipal Traffic Section at 250-762-3300.

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