West Kelowna man survives watery crash

Police say a 33-year-old West Kelowna man is fortunate to have come out of a crash unscathed after his van ended up in the Okanagan Lake.

  • Oct. 27, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Police say a 33-year-old West Kelowna man is fortunate to have come out of a crash unscathed after his van ended up in the Okanagan Lake early Saturday morning.

The West Kelowna RCMP received a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Antlers Beach, Oct. 25 at 12:13 am,

“The driver, a 33-year-old West Kelowna man, was southbound on Highway 97 when something struck the driver’s side window with enough force to shatter the glass and penetrate into the vehicle,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“The sudden shock created by the impact, accompanied by flying glass and unknown debris caused the man to lose control, ending up in the lake. The driver was apparently uninjured and managed to escape the vehicle before it was fully submerged in water.”

The object that hit the driver’s side window is believed to be a pumpkin.

This collision could have easily resulted in serious injury or death, and police are asking for public assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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