Man escapes with minor injuries after driving car over cliff in West Kelowna

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. on Saturday

A man is lucky to be alive after he drove his car off the side of a cliff by the Bear Creek turnoff along Westside Road in West Kelowna on Saturday.

According to Kelowna RCMP const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, the man was traveling on Westside Road in his Dodge Caravan around 1.p.m. when he swerved to avoid a deer. He then lost control of his vehicle and drove off a steep cliff, barreling into a tree.

“He should buy a lottery ticket,” said Noseworthy.

“He’s lucky to be alive.”

The man escaped with only minor injuries and was able to take himself to the hospital.

READ MORE: Pedestrian struck on Highway 33 in Kelowna

READ MORE: UPDATE: Highway from Merritt to Hope reopened after flooding and debris cleared

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kelowna RCMP help search for stolen puppy

The dog was taken from a yard on Burtch Road on Sept. 18

Film production closes Kelowna’s Tugboat Beach

Filming will take place from Sept. 23 to 26

Film that explores themes of missing Indigenous women to screen in Kelowna

Rustic Oracle is the story of a missing teenage Indigenous girl, told through the eyes of her seven-year-old sister

Central Okanagan Food Bank food drive goes virtual amid COVID-19 concerns

The drive is being held over 10 days beginning Sept. 21 in Kelowna and West Kelowna

‘Fed bears are dead bears’ North Okanagan residents warned

Several bears spotted near Okanagan Rail Trail, and getting into garbage

Quirky Canadian comedy ‘Schitt’s Creek’ takes Emmys by storm with comedy sweep

Toronto-raised Daniel Levy and Ottawa-born Annie Murphy both got supporting actor nods

‘Totally unnecessary’ – Okanagan-Shuswap Liberals MLAs reacts to election call

Eric Foster, Greg Kyllo say call is “political opportunity;’ each will seek re-election

Film that explores themes of missing Indigenous women to screen in Kelowna

Rustic Oracle is the story of a missing teenage Indigenous girl, told through the eyes of her seven-year-old sister

B.C.’s Chase Claypool catches first NFL touchdown pass

Abbotsford grad establishes new record for longest scrimmage TD by a Canadian

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Break and enter, vehicle thefts hit North Okanagan

Truck and scooter stolen and local business broken into over the weekend

B.C. has highest number of active COVID-19 cases per capita, federal data shows

B.C. currently has 1,803 active cases after weeks of COVID-19 spikes in the province

181 days gone: Family continues to look for man last seen in RCMP custody 6 months ago

Brandon Sakebow’s last known location was leaving Mission RCMP cell, police say; family has doubts

Most Read