Driver arrested following hit and run accident involving cyclist

One person is facing a number of charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a cyclist was struck.

  • Jul. 15, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Emergency personnel attend to an injured cyclist on Highway 97 near Westhills Road July 14 about 5 p.m. after the person was reportedly struck by a vehicle which left the scene.

Emergency personnel attend to an injured cyclist on Highway 97 near Westhills Road July 14 about 5 p.m. after the person was reportedly struck by a vehicle which left the scene.

The Keremeos driver of a vehicle which allegedly struck and injured a cyclist on Highway 97 near Westhills Road July 14 and then left the scene is now facing a number of charges.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP, the accident happened about 5 p.m. and the driver was located a short time later on Green Mountain Road at which time the person was issued an immediate 90-day roadside suspension for being impaired and the vehicle was impounded.

The condition of the injured person who was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital by ambulance was not available.

In addition to the charges of driving without due care and attention, failing for remain at the scene of an accident and having open liquor in a vehicle, the driver is also facing charges under the controlled drug and substance act for possession.

If the charges are approved by the Crown the person will have a court date in October.