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Update: Crash stalls traffic on Benvoulin, vehicle flipped on its side

Early reports from the scene note traffic is backed up in both directions along Benvoulin near Byrns Road.

Update: Dec. 14

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says that RCMP were called to two-vehicle crash on Benvoulin Road near Byrns Road on Dec. 13 at 3:34 pm.

He states that police were told that the driver of a black Nissan Micra had been in the process of turning left across the three oncoming lanes of travel when it was struck by the driver of a white Ford Fusion.

The impact from the collision toppled the Micra onto it’s drivers side, landing on the nearby pedestrian walkway.

Both drivers and a toddler passenger from the Ford Fusion were each transported to hospital, by BC Ambulance Service, for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicles were removed from the scene by tow trucks.

“RCMP are reminding motorists in this scenario to ensure that all motor vehicles, in each oncoming lane of travel, come to a complete stop before committing to a left hand turn,” adds O’Donaghey.

Update: 4 p.m. Dec. 13

Traffic is backed up significantly in both directions along Benvoulin Road in Kelowna following a two-vehicle crash and rollover at about 3:30 p.m.

The occupant of the smaller dark sedan was removed from the vehicle by firefighters and taken to hospital.

The extent of any injuries is currently unknown.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

More to come.

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Original: 3:40 p.m.

A two-vehicle crash along Benvoulin Road in Kelowna Thursday afternoon has left one vehicle on its side, with the occupants trapped inside.

Early reports from the scene note traffic is backed up in both directions along Benvoulin near Byrns Road.

Emergency personnel may need to use the jaws of life to get the occupants out of their vehicle.

The Capital News has a reporter on scene. More info to come.

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