An accident at the corner of Highway 97 and Banks in Kelowna Nov. 3, 2017. Image: Alistair Waters

Major crash at Highway 97 and Banks

Ambulance crews responded to an accident in Kelowna as tough road conditions continue

Update: 2 p.m. Nov. 3

The driver of the pick-up truck that flipped onto its side in a crash at the intersection of Banks Road and Highway 97 in Kelowna Friday afternoon, said he was turning left when he was struck by an oncoming car.

Ken Watt said he was waiting at the traffic light in southbound turning lane and when the light turned yellow he attempted to turn onto Banks Road. That was when he said he felt the impact of being struck by another vehicle

The car that collided with his truck sustained major damage to its front end but remained upright on the road. Watts his pick-up truck flipped onto the driver’s side.

As he stood by the side of the road watching the aftermath, holding his blanket-wrapped dog, Watt said he was okay, despite his bloodied and bandaged hands.

His dog as the only one with him in the truck at the time of the collision on and Watt said the small animal “went flying,” as a result of the impact. Watt had to climb out through the passenger side of the overturned truck and pull his dog out from inside.

He said as a result of the crash, his truck was pushed into the front of a white SUV that was waiting on Banks Road at the traffic lights, ready to cross the highway.

Eyewitness, Janelle Braid said she saw the truck “flying through the air and turn onto its side.”

“It was crazy,” she said.

It was not immediately clear how many people were in the car involved in the collision.

Braid said it did not appear anyone was taken away in the ambulance that arrived on scene to assist if needed.

It’s not yet clear if the snowy,slippery and slick road conditions played a part in the crash.

Traffic at the intersection was backed up as the fire department first responders dealt with the scene.

Original story:

At least one person had to be extricated from a vehicle after a multiple vehicle accident at the corner of Highway 97 and Banks in Kelowna.

According to witnesses at the scene, a pick-up truck was turning left off of the highway and was hit by the car, flipping onto its side.

Ambulance crews, along with the fire department, responded to the scene. The status of those involved in the accident is not known.

The Capital News has sent a reporter to the scene to try and get more information.

If you have information or see news, contact us at

To report a typo, email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


An accident at the corner of Highway 97 and Banks in Kelowna Nov. 3, 2017. Image: Alistair Waters

Just Posted

Big Brother holds casting call in Kelowna

Hopefuls can audition Oct. 18

UBCO earn two golf All-Canadians

Kelowna - Samantha Copeland and Rebecca Reitsma earned national recognition

Second advance poll in West Kelowna

Oct. 16 marks the second advance poll which closes at 8 p.m.

Kelowna skeet shooter wins two world titles

Bob LaRue also stands alone as only certified Level 3 skeet shooting instructor outside U.S.

Legal pot price must be ‘competitive’ with black market: Blair

Bill Blair shared final words on journey to legalization ahead of official day Wednesday

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

UPDATE: B.C. man who swam naked with sharks arrested

David Weaver, of Nelson, will face mischief and assault charges

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Most Read