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Sunday evening collision sends three to hospital in Penticton

Kaleden firefighters work to free a woman trapped after the vehicle she was a passenger in collided with a rock cut south of Penticton Sunday evening. Three people were transported to hospital as a result of the collision.
November 15, 2015 - 10:44 PM

PENTICTON -  A single vehicle accident resulted in three people being transported to Penticton Regional Hospital Sunday evening, Nov. 15.

The Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department, RCMP and B.C. Ambulance responded to a call for a single vehicle accident south of Penticton on Highway 97 at approximately 8:05 p.m.

The accident occurred approximately two kilometres south of Penticton. Firefighters had to use extrication tools to free a 24-year-old female passenger of a Ford Focus, while two other occupants of the vehicle, a man and a child, were able to free themselves.

According to Kaleden Fire Chief Darlene Bailey, it appeared the vehicle was travelling southbound when it went off the road and hit a rock cut, coming to rest in the southbound lane of Highway 97.

The extent of the victim’s injuries are not known, but not believed to be life threatening.

Highway 97 was shut down for approximately one hour during the incident.

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

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