February 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Updated: February 12, 2019 5:05 pm

Pedestrian struck and injured on highway in Peachland

RCMP continue to investigate after a man was struck crossing the highway in Peachland on Monday night.

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UPDATE:

Police say a 59-year-old Kamloops man was treated, then released from hospital after colliding with a car in Peachland on Monday evening.

The collision happened just after 6 p.m., in the southbound lane of Highway 97 near Clements Crescent.

According to witnesses, the man had exited his vehicle, which was parked along the shoulder of the northbound lane, and was crossing Highway 97 on foot when he collided with a Toyota Corolla. RCMP say the man crossed at an uncontrolled portion of the highway, emerging from between stationary vehicles.

“According to investigative reports from the scene, the northbound lanes of the highway were empty and southbound traffic was slowing or stopped for a red light at the nearby intersection,” said Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “The pedestrian crossed at an uncontrolled portion of the highway, and reportedly emerged from between stationary vehicles when he was struck by the Toyota, now moving forward in the right hand turn lane.”

The female driver of the Toyota said the man, after emerging from between cars, walked into the side of her Corolla.

Police say the driver, a Peachland woman in her 60s, was shaken by the incident.

The man was taken to hospital, where he was later released with non-life threatening injuries.

The woman remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Police say her vehicle sustained damage and was towed from the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A man crossing Highway 97 at Clement Crescent in Peachland on Monday evening was struck by an oncoming car.

RCMP continue to investigate but said the lighting at the intersection and weather conditions may have played a part in the accident that happened just before 6 p.m.

Highway 97 in the area is partially snow-covered.

The man was crossing the road just before the intersection on a red light trying to return back to his semi that was parked on the south side of the highway, according to police.

A car that was in the right-hand turn lane still moving toward the merge lane at Clement struck the man, police said.

The extent of the man’s injuries is unknown but police said they are not believed to be life-threatening.

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