A Vernon councillor is wondering if the city can do something to prevent accidents like this one along a portion of Okanagan Landing Road. The two occupants did not report any injuries following the rollover Friday night.

Accident location a concern

A pair of occupants in a pickup escaped injury after the vehicle rolled in Okanagan Landing just after 9:30 p.m. Friday

A pair of occupants in a pickup escaped injury after the vehicle rolled in Okanagan Landing just after 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Police responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 7900 block of Okanagan Landing Road.

Upon arrival, officers found a 2006 black Dodge lying on its roof in the middle of the road.

“The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old Coldstream resident, was checked for sobriety and did not pass a roadside screening test,” said Vernon RCMP Cpl. Gerry Kovacs.

The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, and his truck was impounded for 90 days.

Kovacs said there were two occupants in the vehicle at the time of the accident, but no injuries were reported.

The matter came up at Vernon council Monday afternoon, as Coun. Mary-Jo O’Keefe said she is the one who called 911 as the accident happened two doors down from her home.

“Historically, an accident happens along there more than once a year due to speed, and I get that, but I have a concern as the accidents are always at the same corner,” said O’Keefe. “Is there anything we can do at that corner to prevent or reduce the number of accidents?”

Staff will prepare an administrative update on the matter for council in time for their next regular meeting in two weeks.



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