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Hit and run BMW found

UPDATE: 7:55 p.m.

It appears Rutland Road North has reopened between Fitzpatrick and Wallace roads after a hit and run closed the road for several hours Friday afternoon. 

The BMW involved in the collision was found parked in a nearby complex two hours after. The driver is not believed to have been apprehended by police at this time. 


UPDATE: 6:55 p.m.

The BMW involved in a hit and run on Rutland Road North Friday afternoon was discovered parked at a complex on Badke Road, two hours after the collision occurred.

The navy blue BMW 328i, which was originally described as BMW I Series, was found by a resident of a complex on Badke Road, just off Franklyn Road, at about 4:20 p.m.

“I noticed a car that I didn't recognize and I noticed that it didn't have a plate on it so I went and took a look and the windshield was all caved in on it and that's when I called the cops,” Adam said.

"Two minutes later a cop came flying into the parking lot ... he came in with lights and sirens screaming, because he had already been looking for this guy for an hour."

Just before 2:30 p.m., the driver of the car hit a pedestrian on Rutland Road North, near Klassen Road, and sped off. The collision knocked the pedestrian unconscious, and he was taken to hospital by ambulance in serious condition.

The driver was last seen driving east on McCurdy Road, but the car was actually discovered southwest of where the collision occurred.

The driver of the BMW has yet to be found by police.


UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP have located a BMW that took off from the scene of a pedestrian hit and run Friday afternoon.

The navy blue BMW I Series was found, but its driver has yet to be located or identified, says Const. Lesley Smith.

The Kelowna RCMP Forensic Identification Unit along with the RCMP Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service are en route to the scene. 

The pedestrian remains in serious condition at Kelowna General Hospital.  

Rutland Road between Fitzpatrick and Wallace roads remains closed. 


UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.

Police are on the hunt for the driver of a BMW who hit a pedestrian on Rutland Road, knocking him unconscious, and drove off. 

Just before 2:30 p.m., police were called to Rutland Road North, near Klassen Road, to find a "seriously injured" pedestrian lying in the middle of the road, unconscious but breathing. 

Witnesses said a man driving a navy blue BMW I Series collided with the pedestrian, and sped off eastbound down McCurdy Road. The BMW had front-end damage and a broken windshield. 

The pedestrian was rushed to hospital by ambulance in serious condition. 

Rutland Road North, between Fitzpatrick and Wallace Roads, is currently closed as investigators analyze the scene. 

Police have asked anyone who witnessed the crash or has seen the BMW to call the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 250-762-3300.


UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.

The collision at Rutland and Fitzpatrick is reportedly a hit and run.

Police are putting the scene behind crime tape, according to witnesses.

People at the scene say a vehicle turned off nearby Klassen Road and hit a man in the crosswalk "hard enough that he flew over the windshield about 50 feet."

The driver then took off.

Police and paramedics are on scene, and evidence on the asphalt is being covered with tarps.


ORIGINAL: 2:40 p.m.

A pedestrian has reportedly been struck by a vehicle on Rutland Road Friday afternoon, backing up traffic.

The collision occurred at the crosswalk near Fitzpatrick Road just after 2 p.m. The condition of the pedestrian is unknown at this time.

Traffic is backed up in both directions along Rutland Road.

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