Fiery crash ends picturesque drive down Bear Creek Road

A West Kelowna man suffered non-life threatening injuries when the truck he was driving hit a tree and burst into flames.

A  West Kelowna man, 44, suffered non-life threatening injuries yesterday when the truck he was driving hit a tree and burst into flames.

Mounties attended the vehicle fire on the 1000 block of Bear Creek Road at 2:30 p.m. March 4, as fire crews were extinguishing the flames.

“The man was driving a Ford F150 northbound when he apparently swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle due to the narrow roadway,” said Const. Kris Clark, adding speed may have been a factor.

“The truck left the road and clipped a tree, sending it spinning into another tree. All five occupants were able to escape the truck, which subsequently caught fire.”

The driver suffered a broken leg while the other four occupants suffered minor injuries and were all taken to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment.

Speed may have been a factor in this case. Charges have yet to be forwarded.