Police and Kelowna firefighters were on the scene today at a collision on Highway 33 involving a car and a logging truck carrying a full load of timber.

Driver lucky to survive Highway 33 accident

Chevy sedan collides with logging truck.

The driver of a Chevy Cavalier is lucky to be alive after colliding with a logging truck carrying a full load on Highway 33 near Philpott Road.

Joe Rich Fire Chief Curtis Nyuli said the Cavalier was eastbound on Highway 33 when the vehicle strayed onto the gravel shoulder. The driver appears to have attempted to correct the vehicle, but that action caused it to swerve across the lane colliding with the wheels of a westbound logging truck, then veering back across the eastbound lane and down an embankment.

Nyuli said the driver was in and out of consciousness when firefighters reached him. “It was another lucky day,” said Nyuli of the accident which could easily have been fatal.

He said it’s still unknown what caused the driver of the sedan to let the car drift into the narrow shoulder. “We’re not sure why it happened, but it appears to have been a situation where the driver over-corrected the vehicle,” Nyuli said.

The sedan driver was taken to Kelowna General Hospital with unspecified injuries, while the logging truck driver was not injured.



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