August 14, 2013 - 3:17 PM
UPDATE: 2:26 p.m. Aug. 14, 2013
WEST KELOWNA - The two drivers involved in a near head-on collision at Hwy 97 and Daimler Road were both residents of West Kelowna, RCMP Const. Steve Holmes said in a press release.
According to witnesses, a grey 2012 Hyundai sedan driven by a 76-year-old woman was in the northbound left turn lane of Hwy 97 waiting to turn onto Daimler Road, Holmes said, adding with the light still green, the Hyundai began the turn but the driver failed to see the white 2009 Pontiac sedan driven by a 50-year-old woman traveling southbound in the fast lane.
"The vehicles collided in a near head-on position," Holmes said, "and ended up blocking the northbound lanes."
Both drivers were taken to hospital with significant, but non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Hyundai was given a ticket for failing to yield on a left turn. Both cars were totalled in the accident.
10:08 a.m. Aug. 14, 2013
WEST KELOWNA - The cars fared worse than the occupants in an early morning crash at Hwy 97 and Daimler today.
Two people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the two vehicle crash at 7:12 a.m. Police say the cars however, were totalled.
Traffic was rerouted along frontage roads as emergency crews worked, but has since returned to normal.
More to come.
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