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UPDATED: Car catches fire after colliding with SUV in Kelowna

An accident is stalling traffic this afternoon

Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 4

On Nov. 30, at 12:42 p.m., Kelowna RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Harvey Avenue at Chandler Street, according to a statement issued by the RCMP.

The driver of a black Infiniti QX4, attempted to execute a left-hand turn onto Chandler Street, when he collided with a grey Kia Forte travelling in the eastbound HOV lane of Harvey Avenue.

The Infinity SUV further collided with a metal traffic sign in the intersection, while a fire started in the engine compartment of the Kia sedan. The fire was quickly extinguished by the Kelowna Fire Department and both drivers were medically assessed and released at the scene by BC Ambulance Services, the statement said.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene. “RCMP are reminding motorists, that driver’s making left hand turns at intersections and especially across three lanes of traffic, are required to yield to all opposing traffic,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, communications officer with the Kelowna RCMP. “It’s always safest to wait until all opposing traffic has stopped before entering into the oncoming lanes of travel.”

Original:

A two-vehicle accident is stalling traffic on Chandler Road and Harvey Avenue this afternoon.

At around 12:40 p.m. a black SUV was hit while turning left from Harvey onto Chandler Road but a silver car travelling on Harvey Avenue in the eastbound lane.

The silver car then caught fire and was quickly extinguished by the fire department.

No injuries were reported.

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