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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Furlong seeks to dismiss sexual-abuse lawsuit
New charter flight from Hamilton could bring steady stream of tourists to Okanagan Valley
Fatal shooting on Castlegar highway
LNG protesters have a point
Ultrasound technology championed for speech therapy
Prince Rupert RCMP and emergency personnel march in honour of Const. David Wynn
Castlegar RCMP welcome assistance in finding Russell David Sapriken
RCMP arrest three suspects
Canadian classic comes to the Kootenays

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.