Motocyclist hit by police vehicle

A Vernon woman suffered minor injuries in the South Okanagan when the motorcycle she was a passenger on was struck by a police vehicle

  • May. 13, 2015 8:00 p.m.

A Vernon woman suffered minor injuries in the South Okanagan when the motorcycle she was a passenger on was struck by a police vehicle.

The incident happened on Highway 97 on the north side of Osoyoos shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday.

“A marked Osoyoos RCMP detachment Ford Crown Victoria was northbound on Highway 97 when it attempted to respond to a dispatched call in Osoyoos,” said Osoyoos RCMP Sgt. Harold Hallett.

“While making a U-turn on the highway, the police vehicle collided with a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle in the centre lane.”

The 47-year-old male operator of the motorcycle, from Kelowna, and the 51-year-old female passenger from Vernon, suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision. Both were transported to the South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver.

The RCMP officer was uninjured.

South Okanagan Traffic Services is investigating the collision.