A 58-year old motorcyclist from Vernon is in critical condition after a multiple-vehicle crash on Westside Road on Friday.
The crash happened along a stretch of Westside Road near the intersection of Ki-Low-Na Road around 3 p.m.
According to police, the northbound motorcycle crossed the centre line and collided with a southbound passenger vehicle. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and struck by a second southbound vehicle.
“Front line officers from the North Okanagan RCMP arrived at the location where the operator of the motorcycle, a 58-year old Vernon man, was being treated by BC Ambulance Service for what are believed to be life-threatening injuries,” said Const. Chris Terleski, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.
The victim was medevaced to hospital with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries. The road was closed for some time while first responders dealt with the emergency.