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Stiletto heels contribute to crash outside nightclub

Sapphire nightclub at 238 Leon Avenue.
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November 25, 2013 - 11:43 AM

KELOWNA - An early morning accident outside a downtown Kelowna nighclub Sunday morning could have been much worse, according to RCMP Cst. Kris Clark.

At around 1:30 a.m., a driver lost control of her grey Honda Civic and drove over a curb and into a crowd of people gathered outside Sapphire nightclub on Leon Ave.

Although alcohol was determined not have been a factor, the high-heeled, stiletto-type shoes she wore are believed to have prevented her full access to the brake pedal.

Cst. Clarke says that the woman was a designated driver who had just arrived to pick someone up at the club.

The vehicle also collided with the building and suffered several thousand dollars of damage to the front end. Damage to the building is believed to be only minor.

“I don’t think it was a high-speed crash,” said Cst. Clark.

At least one of the two men, who are both in their 20’s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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