Witnesses sought after Jeep collides with mobility scooter sending one to hospital

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KELOWNA - Police are looking for witnesses to an accident yesterday which sent a man in a mobility scooter to the hospital.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a collision between a red Jeep Cherokee and the man at 5:43 p.m. yesterday, Dec. 28 at the intersection of KLO Road and Benvoulin Road, according to a RCMP release. Police say they believe the Jeep was turning left from Benvoulin Road onto KLO Road when it collided with the scooter which was crossing in a marked crosswalk.

The scooter was knocked over by the Jeep. The driver, a Kelowna woman, stayed at the scene.

The man, in his fifties, was taken to the hospital with what police, in a press release, say are non life-threatening injuries.

RCMP are investigating the incident and potential visibility issues that may be a factor.

If you are a witness who hasn’t spoken to police, they would like to hear from you and can be reached at 250-762-3300.


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