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Elderly woman hospitalized after losing control of car on slippery Kelowna road

A 72-year-old Kelowna woman lost control of her Toyota Camry on black ice on Casorso Road in Kelowna, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.
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February 14, 2017 - 11:15 AM

KELOWNA - Investigators say black ice was likely behind a car crash that sent an elderly woman to hospital last night.

RCMP say a 72-year-old Kelowna women was driving along the 3800 block of Casorso Rd. when she lost control of her car and hit a utility pole on the passenger side, just before 10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13.

The woman — who was not wearing a seat belt — was found unconscious inside a heavily damaged Toyota Camry and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Black ice might have contributed to the crash, police say.

“RCMP wish to ask motorists to be mindful that black ice is common this time of year when overnight temperatures drop below zero after a day of snow melt,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

Police are asking anyone saw the crash to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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