Two pedestrians were taken to hospital after a crash in downtown Kelowna early Saturday morning.
Firefighters were returning from a different call when they came upon the crash at at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Water Street at 1 a.m.
Kelowna RCMP responded Feb. 4 at 1:03 a.m., to multiple reports of a hit and run collision between two vehicles, one of which left the roadway and struck two pedestrians near the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Water Street. Emergency crews arrived on scene to discover a man and a woman suffering from lower limb injuries, believed to be non-life threatening in nature. They were rushed from the scene, by ambulance, to hospital for medical treatment.
Witnesses at the scene reported that a white newer model Ford F-150 pickup truck was struck by a black Land Rover Range Rover, which lost control and careened into the two pedestrians, who had been walking south bound on the sidewalk on Water Street, next to Blenz Coffee. Investigators believe the Ford pickup was west bound on Bernard Avenue when it was struck by the Land Rover, which had proceeded through the intersection on a red light.
“The driver and sole occupant of the Land Rover, is alleged to have failed to render assistance to the pedestrians and fled the area on foot,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Kelowna RCMP have no reason to believe that the vehicle had been stolen, as they continue to follow up on several investigational leads,” he adds.
If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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