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Pedestrian injured after crash at intersection of Springfield and Spall Roads

Two passengers of a Honda Civic were taken to hospital, along with a pedestrian, after a truck collided with the car at the intersection of Spall and Springfield Roads. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
Two passengers of a Honda Civic were taken to hospital, along with a pedestrian, after a truck collided with the car at the intersection of Spall and Springfield Roads. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.
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A pedestrian was injured and two others were taken to hospital Friday after a pick-up collided with a Honda Civic in the intersection of Spall and Springfield Roads.

At 11:14 a.m. Kelowna Mounties responded to a two vehicle motor accident at near the intersection of Spall and Springfield Roads.

According to RCMP Const. Paetz, a pick-up truck was traveling eastbound on Springfield Road while a westbound Honda Civic attempted to make a left turn onto Spall Road.

"The light turned yellow and the pick-up continued to go straight through the yellow light," said Paetz.

"The driver of the Honda Civic turned left and the two vehicles collided in the intersection."

The pick-up truck pushed the Honda Civic about 10 metres east on Springfield Road while the truck continued onto the sidewalk and struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian was taken into an ambulance on a stretcher; however, injuries are unknown at this time. Paetz noted she was able to communicate with the injured pedestrian.

The female driver and female passenger of the Honda Civic were taken to hospital by ambulance; Paetz didn't know the extent of their injuries, if any.

The male driver of the truck appeared to be uninjured.

Paetz said police are investigating whether or not speeding may have been a factor in the crash. She noted alcohol was not a factor.

Ed Hohn was also driving eastbound along Springfield when he noticed the yellow light and stopped. He said the truck that was involved in the accident "came whizzing by."

"It was quite a crash," said Hohn.

"The truck smashed into the passenger side of the car."

He said the truck appeared as though it was going over the speed limit.

Eastbound traffic along Springfield Road, and north and southbound traffic along Spall Road was rerouted for over two hours while police investigated the accident scene Friday.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

 

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