Motorcycle crashes generate injuries

One of two motorcycle accidents in the North Okanagan remains under investigation by RCMP.

One of two motorcycle accidents in the North Okanagan remains under investigation by RCMP.

Shortly after 4 p.m., police and ambulance were called to the 4900 block of Bella Vista Road.

“A motorcycle was eastbound on Bella Vista Road when the operator appeared to lose control,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

The 55-year-old male driver, from Vernon, was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with serious and possibly life-threatening injuries.

That incident remains under investigation.

Earlier in the day, another motorcycle eastbound on Highway 6 lost control going around a corner and ended up in a field near Aberdeen Road.

The 62-year-old male operator was taken to VJH with minor injuries and his bike suffered minimal damage.

Speed was not a factor in the accident and no charges are pending in the case.

In both instances, the motorcyclists were wearing helmets.