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Summerland mother, daughter begin long road to recovery after crash near Penticton

A compassionate Crowdfunding page has been set up for Summerland residents Ameilia and Ilea Cansdale, victims in a four vehicle collision south of Penticton last Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, shown here with husband Trevor Cansdale.
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August 28, 2017 - 2:53 PM

PENTICTON - A fundraising effort has been initiated for the mother and young daughter seriously hurt in a vehicle collision Friday afternoon in South Okanagan.

A page has been set up on the YouCaring Compassionate Crowdfunding website for Ilea and Ameilia Cansdale of Summerland.

Ilea, 36 years old, and Ameilia, 6, were involved in a four vehicle collision that took place at the north end of Pineview Drive and Highway 97 in Kaleden around 3:30 p.m Friday, Aug. 25.

Both were taken to Penticton Regional Hospital prior to Amelia being flown to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Ilea remains in Penticton where she is in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit, suffering from a severe concussion and broken arm. Doctors hope to be able to operate on her arm in the next few days.

Amelia was treated for a broken nose and jaw. She also had minor stitches for lacerations.

Those wishing to offer support for the family can make a contribution through the website here.

Highway 97 was closed south of Penticton at Pineview Drive in Kaleden for more than five hours following the collision, which involved a minivan, car, pickup and a moving truck. Eastside Road was utilized as a detour, with resulting slow moving traffic due to the volume for the duration of the road closure.

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