Motorist facing charges after crashing into flat deck

The driver of a vehicle that slammed into the rear of a flatå deck trailer carrying a mobile home April 28 is facing charges.

Police located the 29-year-old man at his Kelowna home the next day.

The driver, who had gone to Kelowna General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, was served two tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act.

One was for failing to remain at the scene of an accident, the other was for driving without due care and attention.

Lake Country RCMP arrived on scene at Highway 97, near Oceola Road, at 4:40 p.m. April 28 to find a small portion of the trunk of the vehicle sticking out from beneath a trailer.

Police reported the 63-year-old driver of the tractor trailer, a Prince George man, had pulled over to wait for his pilot vehicle.

A blue Honda Prelude, that witnesses advised was travelling at a high rate of speed, slammed into the rear of the trailer, diving underneath and compressing the roof almost down to the body frame.

The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, which had right-hand side steering, managed to extricate himself as motorists stopped to help. Police said the man responded to offers of first aid with an expletive and appeared quite belligerent at the scene.

The individual was picked up by another vehicle which headed northbound on Highway 97.

Police measured a 132-foot-long skid mark, made by the Honda, which likely indicates a high speed.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the driving behavior of a blue 1992 Honda Prelude, on Highway 97 north near Oceola Road in Winfield at around 4:40 p.m., to call the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288.