Impairment a possible factor in Kelowna Tim Hortons crash: RCMP

Impaired driving may have led to a late-night collision that saw a truck drive through the front doors of a Kelowna Tim Hortons, according to RCMP.

The incident occurred just after 9:40 p.m., Monday, at the corner of Highway 33 and Hollywood Road. After blowing through the front doors, the truck caught fire and two witnesses assisted in removing the driver, a 32-year-old Kelowna man from the vehicle.

Upon arriving at the scene, fire crews knocked down the blaze which had started between the truck and an adjacent vehicle.

“There was a fire in the building upon arrival, it was knocked down quickly,” said Stephens. “There was also an occupant in the truck, three to four workers inside, possibly three customers, but everyone got out safely.”

One person inside the restaurant suffered minor injuries and the driver was transported to the hospital by police for assessment.

The circumstances that led to the incident are still unclear.

Kelowna RCMP is continuing to investigate the collision.

READ MORE: Truck crashes into Kelowna Tim Hortons, causing small fire

READ MORE: Eyewitness captures moment truck slams into Tim Hortons in Kelowna


@michaelrdrguez
michael.rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Michael Rodriguez

Share
Published by
Michael Rodriguez

Recent Posts

  • Canada & World
  • home2
  • Sports

First-place Canucks beat Blues 3-1 for ninth straight home win

Miller nets pair as Vancouver defeats Cup champs

4 hours ago
  • Business
  • home2

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

8 hours ago
  • Business
  • Canada & World
  • home2

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

8 hours ago
  • Entertainment
  • home2

Quintet jazzes it up with Okanagan-wide talents

Justin Glibbery group brings twist of jazz and pop

9 hours ago
  • home2
  • News

Trans-Canada closed east of Golden due to avalanche hazard

The highway is estimated to reopen around 7 p.m.

9 hours ago
  • Home
  • News

Province seeking public input on improvements along Highway 97 in Lake Country

An open house will be held on the matter at the Winfield Memorial Hall in Lake Country on Feb. 5

9 hours ago