Pumpkin causes Peachland car crash

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PEACHLAND – A 33-year-old West Kelowna man is thanking his lucky stars after crashing his van into Okanagan Lake near Antlers Beach early Saturday morning when a pumpkin smashed into the driver’s side window.

RCMP Const. Kris Clark says the man was driving on Highway 97 at about 12:13 a.m. when the pumpkin hit his window with enough force to shatter the glass and ended up inside the vehicle.

“The sudden shock created by the impact, accompanied by flying glass and unknown debris caused the man to lose control, ending up in the lake,” Clark says. “The driver was apparently uninjured and managed to escape the vehicle before it was fully submerged in water.”

Clark says the crash could have seriously injured the driver or even killed him.

Police are looking for the person or the people responsible.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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