North Okanagan collision leads to injuries

Coyote believed responsible for two-car crash near Armstrong that sent a Salmon Arm teenager to hospital with serious head injuries...

A two-car North Okanagan crash started by a collision with a coyote sent a Shuswap teen to Kelowna hospital with serious injuries.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP report a black 2004 Pontiac Grand-Am was travelling northbound on Highway 97A near Rosedale Avenue in Armstrong, at about 5:40 p.m. Friday, when it collided with a coyote.

“The car then veered across the highway and was struck in a T-bone manner by a grey 2005 Chevrolet Equinox,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The 16-year-old driver of the Grand-Am, and his father, both from Salmon Arm, were extracted from the vehicle by fire rescue personnel.

Both were transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The teen was then transferred to Kelowna General Hospital with serious head injuries.

The father is still in Vernon hospital with undetermined injuries.

The driver and lone occupant of the Equinox, a 38-year-old Armstrong man, was taken to VJH with undetermined injuries.

The coyote was killed.

The accident remains under investigation by the police.