Pedestrian succumbs to injuries

Kelowna, West Kelowna

2017-10-21 16:19 PDT

File # 2017-63787

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating after a pedestrian involved collision on Highway 97, during the early morning hours of Saturday, in West Kelowna.

On October 21, 2017 at 4:45 am, emergency crews rushed to the north bound lanes of Highway 97 after receiving reports of a pedestrian struck between Daimler Drive and Bartley Road in West Kelowna. Witnesses have told police that a pedestrian stepped into the travelled portion of the highway when he was suddenly struck by a white Hyundai Sonata.

The driver and passenger air bags, of the Hyundai, deployed as a result of the front impact, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. Despite being injured themselves both occupants, a man and woman, quickly leapt into action to perform CPR on the seriously injured pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 32-year-old Kelowna man, was transported from the scene by emergency medical crews in grave condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The north bound lanes of Highway 97 were closed for a few hours to allow a collision analyst of the RCMP Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), to fully examine the scene of the crash.

RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) and the West Kelowna RCMP continue to work closely with the BC Coroners Service in the ongoing investigation.

If you witnessed this crash or you happened to see the pedestrian alongside the highway prior to the collision and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) at 250-491-5354. 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348


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