Five car pile-up lands Penticton man in hot water

A 56-year-old Penticton man faces a number of potential charges after a multiple vehicle pile-up.

  • Apr. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Leaving the scene of a multi-car pile-up may not be the best way to curry favour with the Mounties.

In fact, one Penticton man is learning it might be the fast track to potential criminal and Motor Vehicle Act charges.

Kelowna Mounties responded to a report of a five-vehicle crash at Harvey Avenue and Ethel Street  April 22 at 4:35 p.m., in which the one driver walked away from the scene.

“A witness on scene advised that the driver of the black pickup truck failed to stop causing the five vehicle pile-up,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan, in a press release. “A short time and distance later, the driver and owner of the pickup truck was located by police.”

The 56-year-old man is facing a number of potential criminal and Motor Vehicle Act charges.

Three people were sent to hospital including the 56-year-old male with minor injuries and the other occupants were treated and released on scene.


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