One of the injured from a crash at Kelly O'Bryan's restaurant is shuttled to a waiting ambulance.

West Kelowna: Four injured as van crashes restaurant lunchtime

Van careens into Kelly O'Bryan's restaurant after driver mistakes gas pedal for brakes

  • May. 13, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Four people were injured when a van crashed through the patio of a West Kelowna restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Lunch service was in full swing when a grey Dodge Caravan plowed through the barricade and into the restaurant, located at 3470 Carrington Road.

A 19-year-old woman from Vernon was pinned under the van and the 78-year-old West Kelowna man driving it was temporarily trapped in the vehicle with his wife as it was resting against an overhead door.

“Restaurant staff, bystanders and emergency crews worked together to provide first aid to the injured until BC Ambulance Service paramedics could arrive,” said Const. Kris Clark, Kelowna RCMP spokesman. “The four people injured in the crash, as well as the driver and his wife, were all taken to Kelowna General Hospital with undisclosed, non-life threatening injuries.”

The investigation is ongoing and the cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Police have requested a licensing review be conducted on the driver, though charges have not been laid as yet.

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