Collision stalls traffic on Channel Parkway

One person taken to Penticton hospital after a minivan travelling in the wrong lane of the Channel Parkway hit another vehicle.

One person was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital with injuries after a minivan travelling in the wrong lane of the Channel Parkway hit another vehicle.

According to Sgt. Rick Dellebuur of the Penticton RCMP, the accident happened just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

An unidentified Penticton woman of no fixed address was reportedly going southbound in the northbound lane between Warren and Green avenues when her van collided with the 2014 Dodge pickup.

Neither the pickup truck driver from Okanagan Falls nor his passengers were hurt. The woman driving the 2000 Ford Windstar did go to hospital with unknown injuries.

Both vehicles were destroyed.

Dellebuur said at this time drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident.

It’s not known what, if any charges, are being considered.

Traffic on the parkway was disrupted for some time as a result of the collision.