At least three vehicles were involved in an accident before 5 p.m. Thursday in Vernon at the top of Hospital Hill, 32nd Street and 16th Avenue. Traffic was being detoured around the scene. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Accident on Vernon’s Hospital Hill slows traffic

At least three, possibly four, vehicles in fender-bender style crash before 5 p.m. near 16th Avenue

Emergency crews are on the scene of a multi-vehicle incident in Vernon.

The accident, which appears to have involved at least four vehicles, was reported just before 5 p.m. on 32nd Street at 16th Avenue, or the top of Hospital Hill.

Three vehicles could be seen crunched side-by-side near the entrance to the Tel-A-Frend Motel.

Highway 97 (32nd Street) remains open. Northbound traffic is being detoured around the accident scene via 15th Avenue. Southbound traffic going up the hill is moving slowly. Southbound traffic may be detoured around the site when tow trucks arrive.

At least one civilian reportedly got out of his vehicle and conducted traffic control while waiting for the emergency crews.

No word on injuries at this point.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Vernon embraces LGBTQ/2S community

“We have had lots of engagement and we’ve had over 300 individuals that we’ve been in touch with over the last year.”

Coldstream celebrates spring with Easter egg hunt

The family-friendly event takes place Mackie Lake House Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Vernon woman launches sewing studio

“I know there’s a lot of people up and down the valley that would love to sew.”

Vipers win pivotal game 5 to take 3-2 series lead

Vipers beat the Trail Smoke Eaters by a score of 5-2 and will look to end the series Saturday night in Trail at 7 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Contributed: Vernon Vipers Staff

None injured in small fire near Lumby

“It looks like it was accidental, definitely nothing suspicious.”

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Former Okanagan teen found safe after disappearing from YVR airport

Ethan Burnett, 14, was found safe in Kelowna on March 22

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

Most Read