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Wheelbarrow caused crash

UPDATE: 6:30 a.m.

Witnesses in a group of motorcyclists involved in a West Kelowna crash on Saturday say it was an unsecured wheelbarrow that came off a pickup, causing the collision.

"The white Ford pickup had a wheelbarrow come flying out of the truck," says one rider who was about 10 bikes back out of a group of 100 bikers.

"Almost bit it because of someone’s stupidity," said the rider. "Unsecure load. One of our brothers is injured and his bike destroyed."

"All you could see was red lights and smoke from skidding tires," said another female rider in an email to Castanet.

One motorcyclist was injured, falling and skidding across the road, and was taken to hospital by paramedics.


UPDATE: 6:50 p.m.

Witnesses say a person driving a white Ford pickup caused havoc for a group of motorcyclists heading northbound on Highway 97 near Glenrosa Road Saturday in West Kelowna. 

Multiple people say the truck had an unsecured load of firewood that was dispelled from the truck from a wheelbarrow that got in the way of motorcyclists.

One man describes a motorcyclist being "visibly upset" with the driver of the truck, while all parties were pulled over on the side of the highway.

More to come.


ORIGINAL: 5:30 p.m.

Reports indicate a crash involving motorcycles and vehicles on Highway 97 at Glenrosa Road. 

The incident happened in the northbound lane.

Reports indicate injuries took place, and an ambulance is on scene. 

More to come. 

Did you witness the incident? Send news tips to [email protected]



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