Woman allegedly heard screaming for help before vehicle rollover in Kelowna

Multiple officers, including the RCMP Dog Service, attended the scene. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)Multiple officers, including the RCMP Dog Service, attended the scene. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Police and paramedics were seen speaking to the male suspect, who was allegedly driving the vehicle, after he was taken into custody. The man was heard yelling ‘I love you’ to the woman who stood across the ditch refusing medical treatment from paramedics. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)Police and paramedics were seen speaking to the male suspect, who was allegedly driving the vehicle, after he was taken into custody. The man was heard yelling ‘I love you’ to the woman who stood across the ditch refusing medical treatment from paramedics. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A vehicle went into a ditch after several alleged police reports claiming a female passenger was heard screaming for help on April 29, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)A vehicle went into a ditch after several alleged police reports claiming a female passenger was heard screaming for help on April 29, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Police were in search of a red car before it rolled over into a ditch on Springfield Road, Wednesday afternoon.

According to Const. James Ward, officers were looking for the vehicle after reports a woman was seen downtown Kelowna yelling for help out the window. However, officers were not pursuing the car at the time of the crash.

“Just by fluke they happened to be going eastbound and I was going westbound (on Springfield). I didn’t see them but all of a sudden people started yelling and honking at me,” explained Const. Ward. “I did a u-turn and came over and the vehicle was in the ditch.”

A man driving a red car tried to flee the scene following the crash but was apprehended by police.

The car is reportedly owned by the woman who was a passenger at the time of the incident.

“People called 911 to say there was a lady screaming for help in a red car in downtown Kelowna,” said Const. Ward. “We didn’t know the license plate but we knew it was an early model Chevy Cavalier.”

According to Ward, the car came within a “matter of inches” from a woman and a baby in a stroller waiting at the bus stop.

The woman who was in the vehicle is being treated as a victim, according to police. She is being looked over by BC Ambulance.

RCMP mentioned the woman had bite marks on her arm and initially refused medical treatment despite paramedics’ suggestion she needed it.

The man who was arrested was allegedly overheard yelling ‘I love you’, from the RCMP cruiser.

READ MORE: 25 firearms, significant amount of cocaine seized in Victoria RCMP drug bust

READ MORE: Vernon police action ends in 3 arrests; gun, drugs, cash seized

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

(Ty Hainsworth / Facebook)
No injuries after fire rips through Saran Fruit Market near Oliver

A fruit stand caught fire Tuesday afternoon

Masks are now officially mandatory in all City of Campbell River facilities. (Black Press File Photo)
Interior Health reports 49 new COVID-19 cases overnight

302 cases remain active; two in hospital

Trixie, an Elf on a Shelf like the one pictured here, will hiding around Osoyoos' parks in December. (Contributed)
Can you find Trixie the Elf in Osoyoos?

The elf has left the shelf to hide in the parks around town

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 23, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. daily COVID-19 cases hits record 941 on Tuesday

Further restrictions on indoor exercise take effect

(Pixabay.com)
Man, 28, warned by Kootenay police to stop asking people to marry him

A woman initially reported the incident to police before they discovered others had been popped the question

Winston Blackmore (left) and James Oler (right) were sentenced on separate charges of polygamy this week in Cranbrook Supreme Court.
No more charges expected in Bountiful investigation, special prosecutor says

Special prosecutor says mandate has ended following review of evidence from Bountiful investigations

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Garage in Kelowna burns to the ground, blaze deemed suspicious

Fire crews responded to the scene just after 4:30 p.m.

(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Refuse to follow B.C.’s mask mandate? Face a $230 fine

Masks are now required to be worn by all British Columbians, 12 years and older

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

A major reconstruction project on 32nd Avenue is nearing completion and the road is now re-opened to traffic between 33rd Street and 35th Street. (City of Vernon photo)
ROAD REPORT: More roundabouts coming to North Okanagan

New intersection lights up Dec. 13, 30th Street paving delayed, PV Road completed in Vernon

In this handout photo provided by the Philippine Red Cross, families stay at a temporary evacuation center at Catanduanes province, eastern Philippines, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, as Typhoon Goni hits the country. Families living near coastal towns have moved to evacuation centers as the strong typhoon makes landfall. (Philippine Red Cross via AP)
Okanagan community group organizes fundraiser for typhoon-hit Philippines

Over two million people have been affected by flooding, with about 500,000 forced to leave homes

O’Rourkes Peak Cellars is located in Lake Country, B.C. (Contributed)
Lake Country winery temporarily closes due to possible COVID-19 exposure

The establishment plans to reopen on Dec. 4 after a deep clean

Most Read