Pedestrian injured being towed behind vehicle on toboggan

Lake Country

2024-01-24 14:10 HNP

Dossier nº 2024-2883

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Vehicle hit by toboggan, ambulance and suspect truck 

See larger photo of vehicle hit by toboggan, ambulance and suspect truck

On January 17, 2024 at approximately 3:05 p.m., Lake Country RCMP, Volunteer Fire Department and BC Ambulance were alerted to a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. Upon attendance, it was determined the driver of a Ford F150 was towing a person on a toboggan along Oyama Rd. near Broadwater Rd approximately 30km/hr.

An SUV approaching from the opposite direction attempted to avoid the individual on the toboggan as he drifted into their lane however the tobogganer collided with the rear of the SUV. The individual on the toboggan, a 19-year-old male suffered numerous injuries however none that were life threatening and was transported to Kelowna General Hospital by ambulance. The driver of the truck was issued a violation ticket for drive with out due care and attention which comes with a $368 fine and 6 demerit points.

This incident could easily have ended in tragedy and was entirely avoidable. Please enjoy the snow in the safest possible manner and help us maintain road safety especially during challenging driving conditions. -Cpl.BIRTWISTLE Lake Country RCMP Watch Commander/ Media Relations Officer

Diffusé par :

Cap. Ryder Birtwistle
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Lake Country
3231 chemin Berry, Lake Country (C.-B.), V4V 1T8
Bureau : 250-766-2288

Courriel : ryder.birtwistle@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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