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Police looking for witnesses to Kelowna motorcycle crash

Police are looking for witnesses to a crash between a motorcycle and a SUV on Gordon Drive around 1:44 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

KELOWNA – A crash between a motorcycle and a SUV sent the motorcycle rider to the hospital with serious injuries Sunday afternoon, and the RCMP are looking for witnesses to the collision.

RCMP say at about 1:44 p.m., on Oct. 2, a 61-year-old Kelowna man on a blue Honda motorcycle ran into the rear of a Kia Sorrento. Both vehicles were travelling southbound in the 3800 block of Gordon Drive.

The motorcyclist was rushed to hospital with serious injuries “which have the potential to be life-threatening,” according to a RCMP media release. The driver of the Kia, a 62-year-old Kelowna woman, and her passengers weren’t hurt.

Police say she remained at the scene and fully cooperated with the investigation.

“RCMP are turning to the public and urging potential independent third party witnesses to this crash to come forward,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “At this time police are only able to rely on the information that can be provided by the occupants of both vehicles involved.”

If you witnessed this crash you are urged to contact Const. Brian Dobbs of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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