Three vehicles involved in Highway 6 accident

A three-vehicle accident on Highway 6 Tuesday sent a pair of children being taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for observation

A three-vehicle accident on Highway 6 Tuesday afternoon resulted in a pair of children being taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for observation.

The accident happened at Highway 6 and 15th Street shortly after 3 p.m.

“When police arrived they were able to speak to the three drivers and witnesses to determine what happened,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The female driver of a grey Honda Accord was facing east and turning left from the highway onto 15th street on a green light and collided into an oncoming vehicle, a blue Volvo, that was driving west on the highway going through the green light.

The female driver of the Volvo attempted to avoid the collision by swerving to the right, but clipped the front of the Honda.

“It then crashed into the (traffic) light post,” said Molendyk. “This vehicle spun around and collided with a grey Chevy Silverado that was behind the Honda in the turning lane.”

Witnesses told police the driver of the Honda turned into the Volvo.

Two passengers of the Volvo, aged nine and 12, were all transported to hospital to be checked out.

The investigating officer issued a violation ticket to the driver of the Honda for failing to yield on a left turn.