Motorcycle rider killed another injured
Jul 23, 2012 / 1:27 pm
A Courtenay man was killed when his motorcycle left the road on Chase-Falkland Road Monday, July 16.
Tommas Arthur Carpenter, 49, was being followed by his common-law wife who was travelling in a vehicle.
Police say Carpenter's bike left the road and landed in a ditch.
Speed appeared to be a contributing factor.
Police and the Coroners Service are continuing to investigate.
Caprenter is the fifth motorcyclist to be killed on Okanagan Roads this year.
Photo: Contributed - Ike Brown
Accident on Anderson Way in Vernon - rider suffered fractured femur
A 48-year-old Coquitlam man is in Kelowna General Hospital with serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Highway 97 at Mendenhall Road.
Police say the southbound motorcycle collided with a northbound car which was attempting to make a left turn in the path of the motorcycle.
Minutes before the crash the bike rider had been checked by RCMP members in a road check about 2.8km from the crash site.
A series of motorcycles passed through the check and the rider, the last of a small group was allowed to proceed.
He apparently departed at a high rate of speed and went out of sight southbound.
The driver of the car was given a roadside breath test resulting in a reading of .04.
Meantime, a 54-year-old Vernon man suffered a fractured femur when his motorcycle collided with a Chevy Blazer on Anderson Way Sunday afternoon.
Police say the truck, driven by a Winfield man, was in the turning lane waiting to turn left into Home Depot.
Witnesses say the rider veered right and the truck proceeded to turn thinking the bike was also turning into the store.
The rider was unable to avoid the collision.
The driver of the truck was ticketed for failing to yeild.
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