Pedestrian critically injured on Trans-Canada Highway

A man remains in critical condition in a Kelowna hospital after being struck by a pick-up truck Friday afternoon.

  • Feb. 18, 2013 8:00 p.m.

A member of the Adams Lake Indian Band remains in critical condition in a Kelowna hospital after being struck by a pick-up truck Friday afternoon.

At 3 p.m., RCMP members from the Salmon Arm Detachment and the Trans-Canada East Traffic Services responded to the collision between the vehicle and the pedestrian at the Trans-Canada Highway at 50th Ave. NW, approximately nine kilometres west of Salmon Arm.

Initial investigation reveals that a westbound Dodge Ram 3500 pick up struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the highway at that location. Witnesses report seeing the pedestrian run onto the eastbound lane of the highway, stop briefly and then try to run across the west lane of the highway, where he was struck.

Neither speed, nor alcohol consumption by the pick-up truck driver were considered factors in the incident.No charges have been laid at this time.

The 29-year-old man was taken to Shuswap Lake General Hospital for initial treatment, before being transported to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment of his critical injuries.

The RCMP investigation is continuing.