February 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
KELOWNA – A serious accident on Highway 33 near Goudie Road Saturday sent several people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.
The accident happened at 4:31 p.m. when, according to witnesses, a grey Honda SUV travelling west lost control past the hairpin and overcorrected into the oncoming lane. The Honda was struck on the passenger side by an eastbound Chevy pickup, knocking it off the road onto the shoulder of the eastbound lane.
Witnesses describe a violent “explosion” of parts and debris.
Several passersby stopped to help the occupants of both vehicles, and a 35-year-old Kelowna man was taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.
He remains at Kelowna General Hospital in critical condition.
The six occupants of the pickup, all Kelowna residents between the ages of 9 and 44, were also taken to hospital with minor injuries but were later released.
Police and a Traffic Reconstructionist were on scene investigating the cause of the accident and driver impairment has not been ruled out.
“We would like to thank those who helped the injured at the scene,” says Const. Chris Neid of the Central Okanagan Traffic Services. “We would like to speak with those Good Samaritans, as well as any witnesses to the collision and motorists who were following behind either vehicles involved as this can help us paint a clearer picture of what happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Const. Neid at 250-980-5353.
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