UPDATE: Summerland motorcycle rider in hospital

Accident occurred on Highway 97, near Bentley Road

  • Apr. 18, 2017 10:00 a.m.
UPDATE: Summerland motorcycle rider in hospital

UPDATE: 7:03 p.m.

RCMP are now retracting an earlier statement that a 47-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash on Sunday.

The rider is apparently alive and in hospital.

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A Summerland man has died following a single vehicle motorcycle accident on Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. on Highway 97 near Bentley Road.

Summerland RCMP say the motorcycle rider, a 47-year-old Summerland man, was riding a black 2015 Harley Davidson. He was travelling south at the time of the collision.

The man was taken to Kelowna General Hospital, where he died.

The Summerland RCMP, RCMP Traffic Services and B.C. Coroners Service are continuing their investigation of the accident.

According to police, preliminary findings indicate speed appears to have been a factor in the accident.

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