UPDATE: 90-year-old pedestrian hit crossing highway

A pedestrian was struck while crossing highway 97 in West Kelowna Wednesday afternoon.
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WEST KELOWNA - A 90-year-old man from Williams Lake is in serious but stable condition after he was hit by a southbound vehicle while crossing highway 97 at Daimler Road Wed. Jan. 21.

Witnesses say he was attempting to cross the highway against a red light when he was struck by a car driven by a 50-year-old woman from West Kelowna.

The investigation suggests the driver was proceeding on a green light in the right-hand lane and didn't see the man until it was too late.

He suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital in stable condition.

A witness says the collision threw the man quite a distance causing his backpack to come off. 

RCMP say charges against the driver are not expected and that alcohol was not a factor.

Traffic was backed up several kilometres while the man was loaded into an ambulance and taken to Kelowna General Hospital.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2014 to include details from Kelowna RCMP.

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