Accidents and gun shots in the Valley

The Columbia Valley RCMP report for the week of May 25.

May 14

RCMP received report of a dirt bike accident that occurred on the trails behind La Siesta Motel in Radium. B.C. Ambulance were already on-scene and requested police attendance. The police spoke with the injured, local, 55-year-old male who had regained consciousness and was sitting on a chair behind the motel, drinking from an open can of beer. There were several other cans located around the area. The man said he had been riding with friends earlier when he had fallen from his bike. He received injuries to his ankle and wrist and was transported to the Invermere hospital.

May 14

RCMP came upon a single-vehicle motorcycle accident while conducting patrols. The rider, a 58-year-old male from Calgary, was found lying unconscious on the road while the 2003 Yamaha motorbike was located on its side nearby. Witnesses reported the bike had passed by them when they heard a loud “pop” sound. The cause of the accident was attributed to the blow-out of a bald tire in very poor condition, which caused the rider to enter a high-speed wobble and be thrown from the bike. The rider was taken to hospital where, he was diagnosed with a broken clavicle.

May 15

Police attended a single-vehicle collision on Panorama Rd. near Industrial Rd. #1, Invermere. The complainant reported seeing a white Plymouth Voyager hung up on a cement curb and attempting to leave the area. The complainant also believed the driver was impaired as he was stumbling when he exited the vehicle. Police attended but the male driver had already left the scene in a white pick-up truck. The police conducted extensive patrols, with no results.

May 15

Columbia Valley RCMP received reports that shots had been fired. A 45-year-old male from Riondel called to report that he was at a tree farm camp 3.5 kilometres from Kootenay Bypass Rd. in Canal Flats, and heard a gun go off. The male told dispatch that there were two other people in the area but that they already left the scene in a vehicle. The complainant was not sure of the licence plates and gave a couple of different possibilities. He simply wanted the men spoken to but would not provide more details about his location, saying only that the camp was 25 years old. Police continue to investigate. Contact Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers with information about this crime.

May 15

At 2:05 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a hit-and-run involving a cyclist. A group of about 10 cyclists were riding westbound on Hwy. 93 towards Radium when a green, mid-1990s pick-up truck with a canopy pulling a long trailer with a wooden dragon boat passed the group, hitting the lead cyclist and kicking him off his bike onto the road. There was a black car following the truck. The cyclist, a 35-year-old male from Cochrane, Alberta, reported that the truck beeped at him when it passed, and that some metal cross-members protruding from the trailer struck him. The cyclist was treated at the hospital for road rash. Police alerted Kimberley/Cranbrook and Golden RCMP and conducted extensive patrols, but were unable to locate either vehicle. Contact RCMP with information.

 

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