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Several crashes cause injuries, lead to tickets in Penticton

Penticton RCMP report several collisions in the region last week, including this one near Kickininee Provincial Park last Thursday, April 28, 2016.
May 03, 2016 - 11:30 AM

PENTICTON - Bicycles, scooters and parked cars were at the centre of several crashes over the past six days.

RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 around 8:45 a.m. Thursday, April 28, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says.

A woman driving a  GMC Yukon was southbound near Kickininee Provincial Park was talking on her bluetooth when she suddenly felt dizzy. She drifted into the passing lane, clipping a commercial van, which spun out. The woman continued across two more lanes of traffic before hitting a cluster of trees beyond the northbound ditch. No injuries were reported and the woman was ticketed by police.

Police responded to calls for a man needing attention after falling from a bicycle on Nanaimo Avenue around midnight on April 28. Police arrived to find a man in his 20s suffering from a broken collarbone. While being treated, police discovered he was in possession of two packages of heroin. The man was transported to Penticton Regional Hospital. No word on charges.

On Sunday, May 1, around 2 a.m. police were called to a collision in the 600 block of Winnipeg Street, where they found a Pontiac G6 had run into a parked Ford F150 pickup, moving the truck almost a vehicle length on to the curb. The driver of the Pontiac was not intoxicated, however he was ticketed for not driving with due care.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a collision between a scooter and a motorcycle on Lakeshore Drive near Okanagan Lake Park. The passenger of the 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle lost consciousness and the driver suffered scrapes and cuts. Both were taken to hospital.

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