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.