May 1, 2014 6:00 pm

Logging truck driver hits car and keeps driving

Courtesy: InfoTel News

KELOWNA — The RCMP is asking for your help after a hit and run in Kelowna Thursday morning.

It happened just before 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 97 and University Way.

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“An 81-year-old Kelowna woman was stopped at a red light in the outside northbound lane on the highway in her Mazda Protege when she heard tires squealing behind her,” said Kelowna RCMP Cst. Kris Clark. “The woman let her foot off the brake just before she was struck from behind by a fully loaded logging truck, the impact pushing her through the intersection. The logging truck then continued northbound without stopping.”

The 81-year-old woman was looked over by paramedics on scene, but didn’t suffer any visible injuries.

The logging truck was fully loaded and likely has some front-end damage. No other descriptors of the vehicle are known.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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