Motorcycle operator injured during accident

Police consider numerous charges after pursuit in Lake Country

  • Mar. 20, 2012 11:00 a.m.

 

A Vernon resident sustained serious injuries after a police pursuit in Kelowna and Lake Country Monday.

The RCMP state that an officer attempted to pull over a motorcycle for no insurance at about 2:45 p.m., March 19, at Cooper Road and Harvey Avenue in Kelowna.

“The driver of the motorbike sped off in an attempt to evade police but the RCMP helicopter was in the air and able to follow easily,” said Const. Kris Clark, Kelowna detachment spokesperson.

“The motorbike was observed to park in a cul-de-sac just off Glenmore Road in Lake Country and was approached on foot by a Lake Country RCMP member. The driver again took off but struck the side of a Suzuki Sidekick.”

The 27-year-old Vernon driver sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries to his arm and leg. No one in the Suzuki was injured.

The Vernon man is facing possible charges of dangerous driving, prohibited driving and causing a police pursuit.

A second motorcyclist was with the suspect but they did not flee the initial stop and had committed no offense.