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Pickup truck crashes into bus shelter, injures three people

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September 03, 2016 - 5:10 PM

KELOWNA - Four pedestrians waiting in a bus shelter were struck by a pickup truck yesterday evening in Glenmore.

Three of four pedestrians went to the hospital with injuries, none of them believed to be life-threatening.

Yesterday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m., police responded to the crash near the intersection of Glenmore Road and Kane Road, Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says today in a media release.

Investigations reveal a white GMC truck left the road and crashed into the city bus shelter, hitting four pedestrians.

O’Donaghey says the truck spun out of control and fish tailed while making a right turn on Glenmore Road from Kane Road. The vehicle went over the curb and hit the shelter. Police say weather and road conditions were contributing factors.

A 19-year-old woman from the lower mainland was uninjured. An 18-year-old woman from the lower mainland and a 52-year-old man from Kelowna both sustained minor, non life-threatening injuries. The two were taken to the hospital for treatment.  A 20-year-old woman from the lower mainland sustained serious injuries that are non life-threatening. Police say she spent the night in the hospital.

The driver of the pickup, an 18-year-old Kelowna man, remained at the scene and faces a potential charge under the Motor Vehicle Act. Police did not name the possible charge in the release.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Const. Steve Holmes of the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 1 (250) 980-5353.


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