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Kelowna RCMP officer almost hit by speeding SUV

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March 12, 2020 - 8:42 AM

An SUV seemed to deliberately speed up and try to hit a Kelowna RCMP officer who was directing traffic at the scene of an accident at about 8 p.m. last night, March 11.

The incident happened at the intersection of Pandosy Street and Harvey Avenue. The officer had stopped all traffic so an ambulance could leave the scene.

A brown or dark red newer model small SUV initially slowed down then seem to speed up quickly and head towards the officer.

“Thankfully our officer managed to get out of the path of the vehicle, and avoid serious injury,” RCMP Cpl Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a news release. “He was, however, close enough to break the driver’s side window of the suspect vehicle with his flashlight.”

The SUV headed east on Harvey Avenue but, despite an intensive search, police could not find it.

The collision itself happened shortly before 8 p.m. and sent two people to hospital with minor injuries.

“A grey Mazda CX-5 headed westbound on Harvey Avenue allegedly proceeded through a red light and struck a white jeep Wrangler which was northbound in the intersection,” an RCMP news release stated. “The collision caused the Jeep Wrangler to roll onto its roof. The 29-year-old female driver of the Jeep Wrangler and the 64-year-old male driver of the Mazda CX-5 were taken to the Kelowna General Hospital with minor injuries.”

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at

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