Near head on collision injures two


2017-11-24 09:10 PST

File # 2017-70379

Three vehicles sustained significant damage, while a man and a woman were transported to hospital for treatment of their injuries they suffered in a Thursday afternoon collision.

On November 23, 2017 at 1:42 pm, RCMP received a report of an injury collision, which involved three motor vehicles on Highway 33 near Daves Road in the Joe Riche area of Kelowna. Police spoke to vehicle occupants and independent witnesses of the collision at the scene and learned that a west bound green Jeep Liberty, failed to keep right, crossed the centre line and collided nearly head on with an east bound grey Toyota Tacoma pickup.

The operator of an east bound black Chevrolet Equinox was unable to stop in time and collided with the Toyota pickup truck, which had spun out of control after the initial impact.

The driver of the Jeep Liberty, a 31-year-old Kelowna man, who police believe may have fallen asleep behind the wheel, was charged under the BC Motor Vehicle Act. He was transported by BC Ambulance to hospital for a full medical assessment and treatment of what RCMP believe to be non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, a 33-year-old Kelowna man, and his three passengers were medically assessed and released at the scene by emergency paramedics.

The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox, a 34-year-old Kelowna woman, was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

All three vehicles sustained major damage and were towed from the scene.

The outcome of this crash could have been much worse, had the driver of the Toyota Tacoma not taken evasive action to avoid a head on collision at highway speeds, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348


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