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A woman was struck and seriously injured on the corner of Old Okanagan Highway and Butt Road. (Elisha Dacey - Castanet)
A woman was struck and seriously injured on the corner of Old Okanagan Highway and Butt Road. (Elisha Dacey - Castanet)

Pedestrian struck on Butt Road

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Update: 1:54 p.m. from the RCMP:

"On Sunday December 13, 2009 at approximately 11:23 am a 46-year-old woman was struck by a car that tried to unsuccessfully cross Old Okanagan Hwy from Butt Road when he was hit by a north bound vehicle.

"The 37-year old driver of the offending vehicle was stopped at a stop sign on Butt Road at Old Okanagan Hwy. He had his two kids in the car with him. There was a vehicle headed north bound on Old Okanagan Hwy, however the offending vehicle thought he could get across Old Okanagan Hwy in time however the road conditions prevented him from doing so.

"He ended up spinning his tires with little forward momentum. The north bound vehicle could not brake in time and this driver saw that there were kids in the offending vehicle so he tried to avoid hitting the offending vehicle broadside. This caused him to hit the offending vehicle in the rear bumper area causing it to spin around twice. It was the action of the spinning offending vehicle that struck the 46 year old woman as she was walking on the roadway. There are no sidewalks in that immediate area.

"The woman was taken to KGH with a broken right elbow and wrist with some lacerations to her chin. A Motor Vehicle Act charge of Undo Care and Attention are being contemplated against the driver of the offending
vehicle.

"The Kelowna RCMP would like to advise motorists to slow down in adverse weather conditions and take more time than you regularly would to get to where you are going safely. There have been 4 accidents already today."


Earlier story:
An elderly woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in West Kelowna late Sunday morning.

RCMP at the scene say the older woman was walking along Old Okanagan Highway around 11 a.m. when she was hit by a car at the intersection of Butt Road and Old Okanagan Highway and thrown about 10 metres.

She was taken to KGH with "serious" injuries that included multiple fractures. There were two vehicles involved in the accident.

This is the second time in three days that a pedestrian has been hit in the Valley. On Friday morning an elderly woman was struck and killed in downtown Kelowna by a truck that witnesses say ran a red light.

RCMP at the scene are still interviewing witnesses. Watch Castanet.net for updates.


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