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Two-vehicle collision in Summerland sends two to hospital with serious injuries

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January 23, 2019 - 2:22 PM

PENTICTON - A return to winter driving conditions, and a two-vehicle collision near Summerland, has RCMP issuing a message of caution to drivers in the South Okanagan.

Penticton RCMP spokesperson Const. James Grandy said in a press release police and emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at Rosedale Avenue and Highway 97 in Summerland yesterday, Jan. 22, at around 5 p.m.

One of the drivers travelling north on Highway 97 attempted to make a left turn onto Rosedale Avenue, while the second vehicle involved in the collision was travelling south on Highway 97. The southbound vehicle struck the northbound vehicle turning left, sending one of the vehicles into a traffic light.

Grandy said a pedestrian standing near the intersection waiting to cross was also struck in the collision, sustaining minor injuries. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle turning left were taken to hospital with serious injuries, while the driver of the southbound vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The driver making the left hand turn  was found to be prohibited from driving.

“We urge drivers to take their time and be vigilant while driving with the increase in snow fall recently,” Grandy said in the release.

— This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. Jan 24, 2019 to correct information provided by the RCMP regarding which driver was prohibited.

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