Chase RCMP report that a motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries on July 4, 2020 after striking an oncoming car while attempting to pass another vehicle on Highway 97 in the Monte Creek area. (RCMP photo)

Motorcycle rider seriously injured in collision with vehicle on Highway 97 southwest of Pritchard

Chase RCMP report that motorcycle was attempting to pass when crash occurred

A motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries on July 4 in a head-on collision with a car.

The crash took place at 6:40 p.m. on Highway 97 near Barnhartvale Road in the Monte Creek area.

Chase RCMP report that the 49-year-old man driving the motorcycle was attempting to pass another vehicle when he struck an oncoming car driven by a 21-year-old woman from Pritchard.

Sgt. Barry Kennedy said the roads were dry and driving conditions good.

The woman suffered minor injuries while the motorcycle driver sustained what police describe as “serious, life-changing injuries.”

Read more: Napping driver suspected of causing four-vehicle Highway 1 collision near Chase

Read more: Fast driving, single-vehicle crash results in arrests by Chase RCMP

Bystanders provided first aid to both drivers and Kennedy reports they likely saved the life of the motorcyclist. Many people witnessed the traumatic event.

Chase RCMP remind the public that Victim Services is available to anyone struggling to process this or any other traumatic event. Victim Services can be reached directly at any time by calling 250-679-8638 or the Chase RCMP Detachment.


@SalmonArm
newsroom@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

collision

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

LETTER: Revelstoke does not need proposed Hay Rd. development

The development calls for 60 housing units

Which streets in Revelstoke have the most crashes?

The data was recently released by ICBC

LETTER: Kiss the caribou goodbye

Kiss the caribou goodbye Revelstoke! The $1.1 million funding from the B.C.… Continue reading

EDITORIAL: Improving highway safety

Highway 97 has seen plenty of collisions and accidents over the years

Sternwheelers once plied Okanagan Lake

Vessels once transported passengers and goods along the Okanagan Valley

B.C. records 146 new COVID-19 cases through long weekend

More that 28 people tested positive for the virus each day since Friday

Passengers escape unharmed from destructive houseboat fire in Shuswap

Cause of blaze on Mara Lake under investigation, flames erupt at 2 a.m. Aug. 4

Alberta vehicles allegedly damaged in Summerland

Lug nuts loosened, windows smashed in several instances in Okanagan community

Interior Health reports nine new cases of COVID-19, 149 linked to Kelowna

Nine new cases were reported in the Interior Health region over the long weekend’s four reporting periods

Former Kelowna resident makes fundraising goal for cancer fertility treatments

Rebecca Hamilton recieved a boost in a battle against cancer - $25,000 for post chemo treatments

Study shines light on what makes LGBTQ+ youth feel safe in a community

The study goes beyond looking at school or family supports

Alberta to require masks at schools this fall, but still no mandate in B.C.

B.C. students are also set to return to classrooms in September

UPDATE: Water bombers attack wildfire north of Sicamous above Shuswap Lake

Wildfire BC reports fire is still classified out of control, 25 personnel on ground

Most Read