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Kelowna RCMP warn drivers to slow down after weekend of accidents

One of two serious car crashes on Highway 33, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Kelby DeLaet (with permission)
December 28, 2015 - 1:57 PM

KELOWNA – More than a dozen centimetres of snow fell on Kelowna over the weekend, keeping emergency services busy with several accidents, including two on Highway 33 that sent two people to hospital and one Kelowna man home with a 90-day licence suspension.

The first accident happened just before 3 p.m., Dec. 27, when a westbound grey Honday Civic lost control, crossed the centre line and collided with an eastbound, black Honda CRV, Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says in a media release.

“Occupants from both vehicles were transported to hospital to be treated for moderate injuries,” he says. “The driver of the Honda Civic was charged… for speed relative to conditions, which carries a $167 fine.”

Also on Highway 33 near Goudie Road just before 5 p.m., Dec. 27, a westbound white Dodge pickup lost control, spun out and struck a concrete barrier.

Another eastbound vehicle, a white Toyota Echo, went off the road when the driver tried to avoid the truck. No one was injured however the driver of the truck, a 31-year-old Kelowna man, was given a 90-day suspension for failing a roadside breathalyzer. He was also charged for driving contrary to his licence restrictions.

The Kelowna RCMP are urging drivers to slow down and adjust their speed and say they will be increasing enforcement in as bad weather persists.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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