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Pickup truck dislodges concrete barriers after losing control on Highway 97

A Toyota pickup truck narrowly missed plunging down a steep embankment off Highway 97, three kilometres south of Penticton this afternoon, Sunday, Dec. 27.
December 28, 2015 - 7:04 AM

PENTICTON - Frozen, snowy roads continue to take their toll on traffic in the South Okanagan.

The driver of a Toyota Tundra pickup narrowly missed plunging down a steep, 300-foot embankment when her vehicle went out of control and struck several concrete barriers lining Highway 97 late Sunday afternoon.The truck dislodged two of the barriers, but remained upright on the highway right of way.

The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., about three kilometres south of Penticton.
Snow was falling and highway conditions were poor at the time.

Members of the Penticton Indian Band Fire Department and the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department , RCMP and B.C. Ambulance attended the scene. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Kaleden Fire Chief Darlene Bailey reported road conditions to be extremely slippery at the time.

The collision occurred approximately four kilometres north of the location of a two vehicle collision that sent one driver to hospital with serious injuries on Thursday morning, December 24.


Please be careful out there, people. Story here:

Posted by InfoNews Penticton on Monday, December 28, 2015

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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