The 59-year-old Enderby area man found unconscious on the shoulder of the road near Grinrod has been transferred to Kelowna General Hospital for surgery, where he remains in Intensive Care Unit in serious but stable condition. The victim suffered very serious injuries to his head, chest, and arms and has broken bones.
“Investigators are continuing to work on this file and early indications are injuries appear to have been a result of being struck by a passing vehicle as the man walked along Highway 97A,” said RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk.
Currently it is unclear which direction the man or motorist were travelling. No vehicle was found in the vicinity.
“There is not a lot of information there in the sense of debris, etc., that normally a crash analyst works with. We’re following up where he (the victim) came from, what he was doing prior to, those kinds of things.”
Vernon RCMP are urging anyone who was driving in the area around 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. who may have seen someone walking along the road or who witnessed this accident to contact the Enderby RCMP Office on (250) 838-6818.