Icy conditions cause multiple accidents

Multiple people were sent to the hospital as the first heavy snowfall of the year created icy conditions on the roadways last week.

Multiple people were sent to the hospital as the first heavy snowfall of the year created icy conditions on the roadways last week.

A truck rolled over near Vaseux Lake on Dec. 17 and the Okanagan Falls Fire Department was called to assist, extracting the occupants of the vehicle. The occupants were taken to hospital. The amount of occupants and their condition are unknown.

A single vehicle rollover occurred at Lawrence Avenue in Sendero Canyon the same day. Two males in the Subaru Legacy were transported to Penticton Regional Hospital. One man was stable while the other is in serious condition, RCMP said. A cyclist and a vehicle collided at the intersection of Main Street and Industrial Avenue also on Dec. 17. The driver of the vehicle made a right turn at the intersection colliding with the male who was riding his bike on the sidewalk. The cyclist was wearing a helmet and minor injuries were suffered.

Another collision occurred at the intersection of Orchard Avenue and Eckhardt Avenue on Dec. 17, with a Dodge Neon colliding with a power pole. The driver was attended to by ambulance crews and driven home by police.

Also on Dec. 17 a Ford Mustang was driving northbound on Highway 97 and lost control of the vehicle hitting the barrier on the highway. A second vehicle hit the Mustang as it bounced off the barrier. There were no injuries in that incident.

 

 

Just Posted

RCMP spike belts help nab alleged Okanagan car thieves

RCMP arrested two Kelowna men who attempted to evade two spike belts

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with a powwow

Indigenous dance takes place at the Shatford Centre on June 21

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: mainly sunny

Environment Canada is calling for a chance of showers tomorrow across the Okanagan

Penticton cyclist injured in hit-and-run in critical condition

Jesse Birkedal was injured in a hit-and-run while cycling on Eastside Road

Vehicle smashes sign and cars in Summerland school parking lot

Driver of a Ford Expedition lost control, crashing into two other vehicles

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Man arrested during Kelowna police stand off

Water is flooding Highway 33 in Kelowna Monday afternoon

Judas Priest rocks the Okanagan

Judas Priest is on a 32 date tour of North America

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Restrictive policies affecting labour mobility for care aides in B.C.

‘I had to take two competency exams and pay over $1,400,’ said an Okanagan care aide

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Most Read