Vernon RCMP investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a car and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on Okanagan Landing Road that sent the driver of the motorcycle to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with serious injuries.

Vernon RCMP investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a car and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on Okanagan Landing Road that sent the driver of the motorcycle to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with serious injuries.

Witnesses, information sought by Vernon RCMP on Saturday hit-and-run

Vernon motorcyclist suffers serious injuries after running into back of a Toyota Celica on Okanagan Landing Road. The car left the scene.

Vernon RCMP are asking for witnesses of a Saturday afternoon hit-and-run to come forward.

Officers responded shortly after 2 p.m. to a report of a collision between a car and a motorcycle on Okanagan Landing Road near Fulton Road.

“When our officers attended, they learned that a Silver Toyota Celica had been in a collision with a motorcycle and the car then fled scene,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“One witness told police the suspect car appeared to stop in the middle of the road and that action caused the bike to run into the back end of the car.”

The 44-year-old Vernon driver of the motorcycle was seriously injured and taken to Vernon Hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect vehicle was later located unoccupied at Kin Beach.

The investigation is ongoing and the police are asking anyone who might have witnessed the bike and the Toyota driving on Okanagan Landing Road just prior to the crash, or if anyone witnessed the accident, to please call them at the Vernon detachment at 250-545-7171.