West Kelowna: Pet dies in head-on collision

A small dog has died after a head-on collision Friday morning in West Kelowna.

At 8:43 a.m., emergency crews were called to the scene of a head-on collision involving a Mercedes SUV and a Cadillac Fleetwood on Shannon Lake Road.

The Mercedes, driven by a 43-year-old West Kelowna woman, was travelling westbound while the Cadillac was going eastbound.

According to Kelowna RCMP Const. Kris Clark, it appears that, at a bend in the road, the Cadillac crossed over the centre line and struck the oncoming Mercedes.

A small dog in the Cadillac was killed as a result of the collision; it does not appear that the pet was secured.

Both the woman, and the 57-year-old West Kelowna man driving the Cadillac, were taken to Kelowna General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two other dogs in the SUV survived the collision.

The man was ticketed for speeding relative to conditions.

Clark warns pet owners to secure their pets properly when travelling in vehicles.

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