Motorcycle accident sends two people to hospital

Two Edmonton motorcyclists suffered injuries when their vehicle struck a deer on Highway 6 Saturday afternoon.

  • May. 27, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Roger Knox

Morning Star Staff

Two Edmonton motorcyclists suffered injuries when their vehicle struck a deer on Highway 6 Saturday afternoon.

Officers from the Lumby RCMP detachment and North Okanagan Traffic Services responded to  the accident in the 12000 block of Highway 6 near Angel Falls close to Needles.

“The 60-year-old driver from Edmonton told the investigating member that he was operating his BMW bike and a deer ran out in front of him,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“He could not stop and hit the deer broad-side.”

The highway was closed for air ambulance to land and transport the driver of the motorcycle to Kelowna General Hospital because of injuries to his chest and leg.

A 30-year-old female passenger was transported by ground to hospital as she had less serious injuries.

The deer did not survive the crash.