Driver blows red light, injures West Kelowna man

A 52-year-old man was extracted from his vehicle and taken to hospital following a crash in the late evening hours of Tuesday night.

  • Dec. 30, 2015 6:00 p.m.

A 52-year-old man was extracted from his vehicle and taken to hospital following a crash in the late evening hours of Tuesday night.

On Dec. 29, 2015 at 8:38 p.m., the West Kelowna RCMP responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 97 at the intersection of Brown Road.

A grey Dodge Caravan was eastbound on the highway proceeding through a green light at the intersection of Brown Road when it was suddenly struck by a southbound red Chevrolet Equinox travelling on Brown Road.

“Police determined that the driver of the Equinox had allegedly entered the intersection on a red light,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“The driver of the Equinox, a 52-year-old West Kelowna man, was trapped inside his vehicle as a result of the collision. The West Kelowna Fire Department removed the vehicles door and other parts to safely extract the driver. He suffered what are believed to be serious non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and was taken to hospital.”

The driver of the Dodge Caravan, a 41-year-old West Kelowna woman, was treated and released at the scene by Emergency Health Services.

Police have charged the driver of the Equinox under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to stop for a red light at an intersection which carries a fine of $167. Police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in this crash.


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