Teenage girl struck, seriously injured in Kelowna crosswalk

KELOWNA – A teenage girl was seriously injured when she was hit by a car while she was crossing the street this morning.

The girl, whose identity was not released, was in a marked crosswalk on Richter Street at 7:13 a.m., Nov. 1, according to a media release from Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“Low light conditions in that area during the early morning hours, mixed with reduced visibility due to a light rain at that time, were believed to be contributing factors in the crash,” he says.

She was taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The driver, a 59-year-old Kelowna man, remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

O’Donaghey says the investigation is ongoing and charges have not been laid.

“RCMP wish to remind pedestrians to wear bright, reflective clothing or gear to help ensure they are more visible to drivers,” he says. 

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