A 26-year-old Prince George man faces a number of potential charges after multiple vehicles were struck sending two people to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
The Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a three-vehicle crash at Highway 97 and Cooper Road in which one driver apparently fled the scene, March 26 at 1:06 p.m.
“A witness on scene advised that they witnessed a crash at Leckie Road and Highway 97. The witness followed the vehicle towards the Hunter Court area where the suspect allegedly drove onto a grassy area causing damage,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan.
“The suspect vehicle continued to Leckie Road at Enterprise Way where it struck another vehicle. According to the witness who continued to follow the vehicle, the suspect disobeyed the red light at the intersection of Cooper Road and Highway 97.”
The suspect vehicle struck a minivan and pushed the van into an SUV. The 26-year-old male driver from Prince George exited his vehicle and ran off. The witness who followed the vehicle from the start gave chase and apprehended the man a short distance later and held him for Police.
The occupants of minivan were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The occupants of the SUV were treated and released on scene. The brave citizen who reported the emergency situation, followed the suspect, and eventually apprehended him, did not sustain any injuries.
The 26 year-old male driver is facing a number of potential criminal and Motor Vehicle Act charges.