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Teens learn hard way yellow light means stop not hit the gas

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December 01, 2014 - 11:22 AM

KELOWNA - Two teens involved in a serious collision at a Kelowna intersection managed to escape with only minor injuries Sunday night.

Kelowna RCMP say an officer came upon the accident at Harvey Avenue and Spall Road at 8:09 p.m. Nov. 30.

Witnesses say a black Chevy Impala traveling west on Harvey was moving fast, accelerating to make it through on a yellow light. When the Impala entered the intersection, it hit a black Ford Focus as it was turning left onto Spall. The force of the collision spun the Impala round the light standard and the Kelowna Fire Department was called to extract the driver who couldn't get out because of damage to the vehicle.

A man and woman, both 19 and from Kelowna, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"Both drivers were very fortunate to have escaped serious injury in the crash," RCMP Const. Kris Clark says in a media release.

Mounties want to remind the public a yellow light means stop, unless the stop cannot be made safely. As well, when executing a left turn, one must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. Occasionally drivers continue through an intersection on a yellow or red.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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