Lake Country man sent to hospital after hit and run crash

Police are searching for a suspect after a 28-year-old Lake Country man was sent to hospital following a hit and run accident.
On Monday at 7:41 a.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of Highway 97 and Sexsmith Road in Kelowna.
A red, four-door Infiniti car had entered into the southbound lanes of Highway 97 when it was struck from behind by a Ford Ranger pickup truck. The passenger car then veered to the right and collided with the rear of a flat-deck trailer parked along the side of the highway, causing significant front-end damage.
"The driver of the pickup truck failed to remain at the scene of the crash," said Cst Jesse O'Donaghey, with the RCMP.
The driver of the Inifniti, a 28-year-old man from Lake Country, sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision and was transported by B.C. Ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment.
"Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect vehicle and its driver," said O'Donaghey.
The suspect vehicle is described as dark blue or purple in colour and an early 2000's model Ford Ranger pickup truck. It had a canopy and it likely has damage to the front passenger side.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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