Peachland man allegedly tried to flee after smashing into bus

A 42 year old Peachland man apparently tried to flee the scene of a collision with a city bus this morning.

  • Jul. 24, 2012 9:00 a.m.

A 42 year old Peachland man is potentially facing numerous charges after he apparently tried to flee the scene of a collision with a city bus Tuesday morning.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of a crash between a BC Transit city bus and a blue 2006 Chevy Cobalt at Pandosy Street and Harvey Avenue,  July 24  at 6:38 a.m.

“Apparently, the Cobalt struck the bus from behind, lodging the car beneath it. Two off-duty RCMP officers witnessed the driver of the Cobalt attempting to flee the scene but managed to prevent his escape and turned him over to investigators,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“Police believed the 42 year old Peachland man to be impaired by drugs and records showed him to be prohibited from driving. The Cobalt was found to have been stolen earlier that day.”

No one appears to have been injured in the crash.

The man is well known to police and has been held in custody to appear in Court in the morning.

Kelowna Capital News