UPDATE: 90-year-old pedestrian hit crossing highway
By Adam Proskiw
A pedestrian was struck while crossing highway 97 in West Kelowna Wednesday afternoon.
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January 21, 2015 - 4:43 PM
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.
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— This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2014 to include details from Kelowna RCMP.
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