An accident between two vehicles took place on Highway 97 in front of Swan Lake Nursery just before noon on Friday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Highway car crash results in no injuries

A woman was driven to hospital to check for whiplash following the accident just before noon Friday

A two-vehicle crash on the highway in front of Swan Lake Nurseryland on Friday resulted in no major injuries.

Vernon RCMP and B.C. Ambulance responded to the incident just before noon around Highway 97 and Pleasant Valley Road. According to a witness, the two vehicles were travelling side by side before making contact with one another and spinning into the barrier along the highway.

The crash involved a young man with an N plate who was driving with a young woman in the passenger seat. The second vehicle was driven by an older woman with no passengers.

The young female passenger was driven to hospital for possible whiplash.

Adam Schultz and Nicole Defoe witnessed the event as they were driving behind the vehicles, and pulled over to check on the drivers and passengers. They said everyone involved in the crash appeared shocked but otherwise relatively unharmed.

“The kid went to go merge into the left lane and the lady that was behind her was flying along and got up alongside him before he merged,” said Schultz.

Highway 97 heading into Vernon was reduced to single-lane traffic for about an hour, and a line of cars developed shortly after first responders arrived.

By one 1 p.m. tow trucks had removed both vehicles from the road, and traffic was allowed to resume at a regular pace.

READ MORE: Vernon firefighters limit smoke damage to one condo unit

READ MORE: Air ambulance called after early morning North Okanagan rollover


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Samajam gets Vernon kids in the groove

Children make music at Performing Arts Centre show Saturday

Vernon woman pleas for return of stolen scooter

‘It’s been another kick in the teeth… how do you get ahead and keep your head above water?’

Chilliwack on the map for Salmon Arm Roots and Blues

Canadian music legends confirmed for 28th annual music festival

Vernon dumped with fourth snowiest January in three decades

January isn’t even over yet, and Vernon has already recorded one of… Continue reading

City of Vernon to redirect reclaimed water into Okanagan Lake

MacKay Reservoir nears capacity; city to reflow water into lake near Kin Beach

Alberta man dies in vehicle incident on Trans Canada Highway

The collision occurred Jan. 20, closing the highway east of Revelstoke till 1:30 a.m.

Video: Bobcat infiltrates Shuswap couple’s coop, feasts on fowl

Police officers credited for attempting to assist with animal’s extraction

Meng extradition case back in court for second day on double criminality test

Meng is accused of lying to HSBC about Huawei’s relationship with an Iran-based subsidiary

Canada to ratify new NAFTA next week following U.S. Senate approval: Trudeau

Trudeau says millions of Canadians depend on stable, reliable trade

Skier dies at Fernie Alpine Resort

It’s the second person to die in a tree well at a ski resort in B.C. in the past week.

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mom shares ‘insane’ experience of viral dinosaur video

Tabitha Cooper filmed her costumed sons meeting their grandma at the Victoria International Airport

Warm ‘blob’ could be behind mass starvation of North Pacific seabirds: study

Unprecedented death toll raises red flag for North American marine ecosystems

Human rights tribunal to hear case regarding alleged violation at Okanagan school

An Okanagan mother alleges a school did not make accommodations for her daughter’s seizure disorder.

Most Read