Pickup truck collides with semi on highway 97 in Penticton

RCMP and the Penticton Fire Department were on scene

Northbound traffic on Highway 97 is backed up near Warren Avenue following a collision between a pickup truck and a semi-truck that occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m Wednesday, Sep. 2.

The middle-aged male driver of the pickup was taken to hospital by paramedics as a precaution. He is not believed to have any serious injuries, according to Penticton Fire Department Capt. Wes Swaren.

No damage was visible on the semi-trailer at the scene.

According to witnesses at the scene, the semi-truck was pulling out of the intersection when the pickup truck “didn’t seem to react” to the semi before colliding with the end of the semi-truck.

RCMP have begun an investigation into the collision and Penticton Fire Dept. personnel are clearing the scene of the crash.

A tow truck arrived on scene to remove the damaged pickup truck around 5 p.m.

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