Two North Okanagan MVAs result in injuries

Two separate motor vehicle accidents resulted in individuals being taken to the hospital.

On Wednesday at about 3:05 p.m., the RCMP responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Pinaus Lake Road in Westwold.

“The early indications are a GMC Envoy crossed the centre line and struck a silver Toyota Venza, head on,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The Envoy was driven by a 32-year-old Lumby woman whose daughter was in the back seat. The Venza was driven by a 52-year-old Kamloops woman and there were two passengers in the car.

The two drivers and one passenger from the Venza were transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital by paramedics.

“All are in stable condition,” said Molendyk.

“This file is still under investigation with possible charges under the Motor Vehicle Act to be laid.”

On Thursday at about 12:20 a.m., the RCMP responded to a single-vehicle roll over at Highway 6 and Waddington Drive in Vernon.

A 20 year-old Lumby man had to extracted from his BMW and he was taken to VJH.

“According to witness, the vehicle had been seen driving at excessive speeds before losing control,” said Molendyk.

“Officers were able to speak to a passenger of the vehicle as part of their investigation into this crash.”

There is the possibility of impaired driving and dangerous driving charges being laid at a future date.








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