Sinus medication blamed for morning crash

Sinus medication could be the cause of a Tuesday morning crash that sent one woman to Kelowna General Hospital.

Sinus medication could be the cause of a Tuesday morning crash that sent one woman to Kelowna General Hospital.

Just after 8 a.m., emergency crews were called to Baron Road near Ziprick, where a  brown Mitsubishi sedan struck a tree, said Const. Steve Holmes.

“Emergency crews attended the incident at just after 8 a.m. and police were told, by the driver, that she became sleepy after taking sinus medication and lost control of her vehicle,” said Holmes.

The driver complained of bruising to her chest, possibly caused by the seatbelt, and was taken to the hospital for examination and treatment.

The vehicle suffered front end damage and was towed from the scene. No other vehicles, or pedestrians, were involved and police have found no other contributing factors to the crash. The driver was not charged.

Kelowna Capital News