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Helmetless child put at risk

UPDATED: 1:05 P.M.

Another witness contacted Castanet Friday and said the helmetless boy was spotted on the back of the motorcycle Friday morning.

This sighting occurred at Richter Street and K.L.O. Road. at 8:30 a.m.


ORIGINAL: 12:45 P.M.

Witnesses were shocked Thursday afternoon after seeing a man riding a motorcycle with a young boy on the back, without a helmet.

The pair was spotted at 3 p.m. and the boy was wearing a backpack. It appeared he had been recently picked up from school.

The man riding the motorcycle was wearing a helmet.

Riding a motorcycle without a helmet is illegal in Canada.

“It’s obviously very dangerous if your child doesn’t have a helmet on,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan of the Kelowna RCMP. “If someone doesn’t have a helmet on and they get hit, it could be tragic for that person without proper safety equipment.”

The helmetless boy was spotted at Guisachan Road and Gordon Drive.

Duncan said he has never seen this around town.

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