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Penticton woman looking for answers after car window shatters while driving

A picture Kathryn Golbeck took of her vehicle's side window that broke while she was driving in Penticton.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kathryn Golbeck
September 03, 2021 - 11:09 AM

While driving her son home from work last night, the driver's side window on a Penticton woman's car shattered, but she is at a loss as to why.

Kathryn Golbeck picked up her 15-year-old son from his job at LocoLanding Adventure Park at around 10:25 p.m. yesterday, Sept. 2, and on their way home they heard an explosion in their 2021 Subaru Crosstrek as the driver's side window shattered.

“We heard like a loud explosion and then basically the window was shattered,” Golbeck said. “It honestly felt like something had hit us. It was very confusing in the moment.”

The incident happened while they were travelling north on Power Street near the Birch Avenue crosswalk. Golbeck said she was already driving slow on that stretch of road which has a limit of 30 km/hr. She said the sudden bang caused her to “kind of" stop initially, but it didn’t feel safe to pull over, so she drove a couple hundred meters until she reached the Cascades Casino parking lot.

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Golbeck called the RCMP and said a police officer arrived, took a look around, and helped clean up the broken glass.

“I realize it’s not a life-threatening thing so I really appreciate that they came," she said.

Initially, the hole was a bit larger than a baseball, but after the door was opened it became bigger.

More than an hour later, Golbeck’s son returned to the scene to see what he could find. At the location where it happened, he noticed glass from the family vehicle had also fallen onto the road. But he didn’t find any other objects that may have caused the suspected impact. Aside from the broken glass, no objects were found inside the vehicle.

Golbeck will also be heading back there to see if any valuable security footage might be available from nearby properties. She is appealing to anybody who might have surveillance of that area to check their recordings around the time of the incident.

Penticton RCMP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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