Head-on collision in Peachland leaves two severely injured

The crash closed a section of the Highway between Peachland and Summerland for hours

West Kelowna RCMP frontline officers and RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) responded to a two-vehicle collision along Highway 97 near Antlers Beach in Peachland on Monday night at around 8:30 p.m.

According to witnesses at the scene, a Subaru SUV was heading northbound along Highway 97 when it collided head-on with a Ford pickup truck. Emergency crews rushed to the scene where they discovered the two vehicles heavily damaged.

READ MORE: Kelowna Airport experiencing delays from snowfall

First responders required the ‘jaws of life’ to safely remove the driver and passenger of the Subaru. Both occupants, a man, and a woman sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the hospital by BC Emergency Health Services.

The driver and passenger of the full-size pickup truck were transported to the hospital by ambulance for minor non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation, which is still in its early stages, remains ongoing at this time, however, weather and road conditions appear to be contributing factors in the crash.

The highway was closed while the collision was being investigated but has since re-opened. We appreciate the public’s patience during this time.

RCMP wants to remind motorists to take their time, use caution and adapt their driving to the weather conditions when out on the roads today.

READ MORE: Crash causes power outage near Falkland


@Niftymittens14
daniel.taylor@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Fur Brigade Trail was transportation route in Okanagan Valley

Transportation corridor passed through Nicola Prairie, now Summerland

No hesitation; two bystanders assist in Penticton house fire rescue

“I’d do it for anybody,” says Penticton man after assisting in house fire rescue

RCMP, firefighters rally in support for health care workers in Kelowna

Pandosy Street was packed with supporters Saturday night

Two people sent to hospital after Penticton Fire Department extinguish house fire

The fire was reported just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening on Duncan Avenue

Social media a blessing and a curse during time of crisis: B.C. communication expert

‘In moments of crisis, fear is very real and palpable,’ says SFU’s Peter Chow-White

No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau

Trudeau unveils $7.5M for Kids Help Phone, $9M for vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19

Okanagan women spending quarantine making masks

Group at Predator Ridge, and a colleague in Vernon, keeping busy making surgical masks for others

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

B.C. announces $3M for food banks to increase capacity during COVID-19

It is not clear how much of the money will flow towards Greater Victoria food banks

B.C. is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 recovery in Canada, and there’s a few reasons why

British Columbia was one of the first to see rise in COVID-19 cases, and has also switched up testing

World COVID-19 update: U.S. expects 100,000 deaths; Oregon declares disaster

Comprehensive update of world news for Sunday, March 19.

Second million-dollar lotto ticket sold in Okanagan

Twice, in less than a month, somebody won Guaranteed Match Number prize with ticket bought in Vernon

Summerland churches go online during COVID-19 pandemic

Livestream services, online support provided to congregations and community

WATCH: Okanagan producer treats neighbours to live music from safe distance

Neighbours practiced social distancing as Jeff Johnson played songs from his front steps

Most Read