A semi trailer was in an accident with a pick up truck Thursday afternoon. - Image: Carli Berry

Updated: Semi collides with pick up truck in Kelowna

Highway 97 and Underhill is the scene of an accident that occurred over the noon hour Thursday

Update: 4:05 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP say there were no injuries after a pick truck turned off of Highway 97, directly into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer unit this afternoon.

RCMP believe that the pickup truck, which had been travelling westbound on Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue), turned left onto Dilworth Drive into the path of the rig.

The commercial vehicle, which was loaded with wooden building supplies at the time, was unable to stop and the two collided.

A member of Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) attended the scene to provide the operator of the tractor trailer unit advice on how to properly secure his load to continue to his final destination.

Original

A semi-truck collided with a pick-up truck on Highway 97 in Kelowna over the noon hour.

Two lanes of Highway 97 northbound are currently closed as the pick-up truck is in the intersection of Harvey Avenue and Dilworth, while further up the highway, a loaded tractor-trailer unit is pulled to the side of the road.

Emergency crews were called to the corner of Underhill Street and Highway 97 just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kelowna Fire Department, ambulance and RCMP were all called to the scene of the accident.

According to reports from the scene, there were no injuries suffered to the tractor trailer unit, which had suffered damage in the crash.

The pick-up is missing a tire and blocking traffic.

The Capital News has a reporter at the area and will update this with more information as it becomes available.

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