Flagger struck

UPDATE 4:13 p.m.

North Okanagan RCMP Traffic Services are continuing their investigation of a motor vehicle incident which resulted in a traffic control person being hit by a car.

The female flagger was flown to Kelowna General Hospital by air ambulance.

Cpl. Annie Linteau said on Nov. 17, shortly after 10 a.m., police attended a construction zone on Highway 6 in Lavington between School Road and Hill Drive after receiving a report that a traffic control person had been hit by a vehicle. 

“Early indications are that a west-bound vehicle approached the construction zone and was apparently stopped by the traffic control person in an area reduced to one-lane of traffic,” said Linteau. “It appears the driver of the vehicle involved was unable to stop in time and hit the traffic-control person.”

The flagger, aged 66, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. 

“The 75-year-old driver of the vehicle involved is co-operating with the investigation and a number of witnesses have been identified,” said Linteau.

Police are continuing their investigation and no further information is available at this time.

UPDATE 12:52 p.m.

Castanet has learned a female flagger was struck by a vehicle near School Road on Highway 6.

The extent of her injuries are not known, but she was flown to Kelowna General Hospital.

The accident happened at around 10 a.m. and as of 1 p.m. a section of the highway was still closed.

Highway 6 in Lavington is closed, following a serious crash at about 11 a.m. Friday.

The crash happened just north of the Lavington Superette.

At least one person was taken to Kelowna General Hospital by air ambulance, however, there are also unconfirmed reports the crash has claimed a life.

A section of the highway has been closed in both directions. Traffic is being rerouted.

An accident reconstructionist is on scene.

More details will be added when they become available.

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