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RCMP spokesperson shakes head at recent car crash

A strange car accident occurred at the ESSO gas station on 32 Street last week when a driver attempted to pass on the right as another driver was attempting to make a righthand turn off the highway.
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November 04, 2013 - 4:29 PM

VERNON - Bad driving led to a needless accident last week.

Around 7 p.m. Oct 28, a Vernon mother and her 12-year-old daughter were turning right into the parking lot of the Esso gas station on 32 Street when they were struck by a vehicle trying to squeeze around them.

“The victim and witnesses told police that they saw a late model Mazda Presidia attempting to pass on the right hand side (where) it struck the green Toyota Echo,” RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says.

The suspect vehicle then took off through the ESSO parking lot and was last seen heading east on 33 Avenue.

The mother and daughter were examined by Emergency Health Services and left with a friend. The vehicle was severely damaged and had to be towed from the scene.

Anyone who might have witnessed this accident or knows about it is asked to call the Vernon RCMP or  Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca, call (250)309-5230 or tweet @charhelston.

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