Minor Penticton car crash results in hostilities that sends one to hospital

PENTICTON - A minor collision resulted in a confrontation between vehicle owners earlier this week.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the owner of a parked truck got into a fight with the driver of 1991 Toyota, getting the worst of the exchange.

The incident began Monday evening, Aug 29, when the driver of the Toyota rounded a corner onto Kinney Avenue, colliding with a parked pickup truck.

The truck owner raced from his residence to confront the driver, yelling threats at him.

He grabbed the driver by the throat, who responded by punching the man once in self defence.

The man fell to the ground, only to be replaced by a female relative of the man, who also attacked the driver of the car, punching him in the head.

The Toyota driver was uninjured in both attacks.

The truck owner was taken to hospital.

The Toyota driver said he lost control of his car when rounding the corner. Police issued him a ticket for driving without due care.

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