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Woman in critical condition after being thrown from motorcycle near Vernon

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August 25, 2016 - 2:46 PM

VERNON - A woman was sent to hospital with serious injuries after being thrown from a motorcycle on Highway 97 just south of Vernon yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened shortly before 4 p.m., Aug. 24, on the highway near Kekuli Bay, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release.

“Initial investigation indicates that a northbound motorcycle had attempted to slow down after northbound traffic in front of it began to slow,” Moskaluk says. “In attempts to avoid a collision with the vehicles in front of it, the motorcycle veered towards the dividing line area between the fast and slow northbound lanes, striking several vehicles as it continued northbound.”

The man driving the motorcycle and his female passenger were thrown from the motorcycle as it came to a stop. Both individuals were taken to hospital.

“The female passenger was later transported to Kelowna Hospital and is in critical but stable condition. The male driver sustained less severe injuries,” Moskaluk says.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to investigators is asked to contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171.

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