Crash blocks traffic on Main Street in downtown Penticton

A single vehicle accident that occurred just before noon is tying up traffin in Penticton's 200 block of Main Street.

PENTICTON - Traffic is moving freely in Penticton’s downtown core following a collision just before noon today.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Nanaimo Avenue at about 11:45 a.m.

A Honda Accent and a Toyota Camry sedan were involved in the crash, which occurred as the two vehicles were moving through the intersection.

The Camry mounted the northbound curb, taking out a pedestrian bench in the newly reconstructed 200 block of Main Street.

A pedestrian sitting on the bench narrowly escaped serious injury, Penticton Fire Department deputy chief Dennis Noble says. The woman was transported to hospital for a checkup.

Emergency vehicles were blocking through traffic in the downtown core between Nanaimo Avenue and Westminster Avenue but have since cleared the scene and traffic is back to normal.

— This story was updated at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 to update cleanup of the crash scene and add further details regarding injuries.

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