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Two seniors hospitalized after motorcycle crash in North Okanagan

The driver and passenger on a motorcycle were rushed to hospital yesterday suffering serious injuries after a collision north of Armstrong.

According to a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media release, the motorcycle was travelling northbound of Highway 97A when it collided with a passenger vehicle that entered the highway at McLeod Road in Spallumcheen.

The collision took place at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, April 3.

Police say an off-duty RCMP officer was travelling in the area at the time and saw the collision. The off-duty officer gave first aid to the two occupants of the motorcycle until emergency responders arrived at the scene.

"Both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle, a 72-year old man and 76-year old woman, sustained serious injuries and were transported from the scene by B.C. Emergency Health Services," says a Vernon RCMP media release. "Traffic was detoured for several hours to allow a member of the RCMP Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services team to conduct a full examination of the scene."

RCMP say the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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