For the second time in the past five days, police have responded to a collision involving a motorcycle in Vernon. On Monday August 24th, 2020 at 9 am, front line officers from the Vernon North Okanagan along with Vernon Fire Rescue Service and the BC Ambulance Service responded to a report of a collision between a motorcycle and a pick-up truck at the intersection of 25th Avenue and 39 Street in a current construction zone.
The motorcycle was east bound on 25th Avenue when a pick-up truck made a left hand turn in front of the motorcycle. When the motorcycle collided with the pick-up truck, the impact caused the operator of the motorcycle to lose their helmet before striking the ground. The driver of the pick-up truck remained on scene and was cooperative with police investigators. The motorcycle operator was transported to hospital by BC Ambulance Service with serious injuries.
It does not appear that speed or alcohol were factors in this collision. said Cpl Tania Finn, Media Relations Officer with the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. As the collision occurred in a construction zone, Worksafe BC was advised by police.
The motorcycle was towed from the scene and the intersection has re-opened to the public. The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the incident and anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact Cst Gordon Carson of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171.