UPDATE: Serious injuries in West Kelowna accident

A near head-on collision sent two people to hospital Sunday night

UPDATE: May 29, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.

Two men and a woman were taken to hospital, two of whom sustained serious injuries during a late night highway collision in West Kelowna.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a two vehicle collision with, what were described as, critical injuries in the intersection of Highway 97 South and Elk Road in West Kelowna around 10:30 p.m. last night.

Police have learned that a northbound blue Pontiac Sunbird collided nearly head on with a southbound grey Subaru Impreza.

“It is believed that the driver of the grey Subaru may have turn left into the path of the oncoming blue Pontiac,” said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in this crash, however police have not yet to rule out speed as a possible contributing factor.”

The driver of the Pontiac Sunbird, a West Kelowna man, sustained what police described to be serious however non-life threatening injuries during the crash. He was rushed to hospital for further medical assessment and treatment.

The passenger of the Subaru Impreza, a West Kelowna woman, also sustained what police believe to be serious injuries. She was trapped inside the vehicle and required the assistance of the West Kelowna Fire Department, who safely extricated her from the wreckage. She was also rushed to hospital for urgent medical care.

The driver of the Subaru Impreza, was not seriously injured. He was transported to hospital for medical assessment as a precaution.

RCMP continue to investigate. If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

ORIGINAL:

A crash between two vehicles shut down the northbound lane of Highway 97, at Elk Road, Sunday night.

No word as of yet if there were any injuries, but the crash that happened at around 10: 25 p.m. was thought to be severe at the time.

We will update as we learn more.