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Kelowna Fire Department high angle rescue team reaches the top of the hill halfway up Dilworth Drive on  the south side of Dilworth Mountain with woman injured in car accident.  - Barry Gerding
Kelowna Fire Department high angle rescue team reaches the top of the hill halfway up Dilworth Drive on the south side of Dilworth Mountain with woman injured in car accident.
— image credit: Barry Gerding

The Kelowna Fire Department's high angle rescue team pulled a woman up the south side of Dilworth Mountain after the white Kia Sedona she was driving plummeted down the hill after skidding off the road.

The woman was driving a van westbound on the Dilworth Drive decline Friday, when her Kia Sedona spun off the road and careened 100 feet down a steep embankment shortly after 2 p.m.

The high angle rescue team was called in to transfer firefighters and a stretcher down the embankment so they could bring the 39-year-old driver onto the stretcher and back up the hill to a waiting ambulance.

The woman was in shock and sustained non life threatening injuries. She was taken to Kelowna General Hospital for further treatment.

Items that were inside the vehicle could be seen strewn across the hillside where the vehicle began rolling down the steep hill.

The woman's Sedona was equipped with snow tires in good condition.

"The Kelowna RCMP would like to remind everyone that winter driving is in effect and that road conditions may vary," said Const. Kris Clark. "Please adjust your speed accordingly."

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