Pickup truck flips when blind-sided by SUV

Check your blind spot before changing lanes—man injured in Kelowna when lane-changer smacks into him.

  • Wed Apr 27th, 2016 12:00pm
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Once again, careless driving habits have led to a crash in Kelowna

The crash along Clement Avenue on Tuesday, April 26, sent one man to hospital after his vehicle was hit and it flipped onto its roof.

At 11:04 a.m., the Kelowna RCMP learned of the crash on Clement Avenue at Clifton Road.

Police determined that a Mitsubishi SUV and a Chevrolet pickup were both north-bound on Clement, when the driver of the Mitsubishi attempted to change lanes without checking for another vehicle driving in that lane.  The SUV struck the pick-up which then struck the curb and flipped into the ditch.

The driver of the pick-up, a man in his 60s, sustained minor non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

The driver of the SUV was a woman in her 60s. She was fined $109 under the Motor Vehicle Act for changing lanes unsafely.

“RCMP would like to remind motorist to properly check their surroundings, especially their blind spots when changing lanes or making turns,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release.