Truck loses tire in Lake Country, injures West Kelowna man

Lake Country RCMP respond to unique accident where truck loses tire and tire hits motorbike

Lake Country RCMP responded to a motor a vehicle incident on Hwy 97 near Ponderosa Road in Lake Country where a West Kelowna man suffered a serious leg injury.

The incident occurred just after 5 p.m. Tuesday night.

According to witnesses, the driver’s side rear wheel came off a southbound 2006 grey Dodge pick up truck from Manitoba. The wheel then passed the truck it had disengaged from, and traveled southbound, striking a 2001 Green Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling northbound.

The 62-year-old motorcycle driver, from West Kelowna, was struck by the tire, sustaining serious injury to his left leg. He was transported to KGH. The 53 year old male driver of the truck, from Manitoba, was unhurt.