Driver pulled from burning car after two-vehicle crash

Accident victims escape serious injury after collission Friday night on Highway 97 in Kelowna.

  • Oct. 23, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Two people were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash Friday evening on Highway 97 in Kelowna.

Emergency personnel responded to a call of a collision involving a car and a pickup truck at the intersection of Harvey Avenue and Dilworth Drive.

Kelowna Fire Department crews worked quickly to safely extract a driver trapped inside the white Impala while they extinguished the vehicle’s engine fire.

Early indications are that a Chevrolet Impala, westbound on Harvey Avenue, proceeded through the intersection of Dilworth Drive on a yellow light when it collided with an eastbound Toyota pickup truck which had turned left into the path of the sedan.

The result of the impact caused the pickup truck to roll onto its roof, as the Impala further collided with a light standard at the intersection.

Both the extracted driver of the Impala, a 20-year-old Kelowna man, and a passenger of the Toyota, a 34-year-old West Kelowna woman, were taken to hospital conscious with what police believe to be non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Toyota was assessed by emergency paramedics at the scene.

The investigation into this crash remains ongoing, and charges have not yet been laid, as investigators look to gather further information from additional independent witnesses to this crash.


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