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UPDATED: Man facing charges after Kamloops vehicle collision

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January 09, 2021 - 1:43 PM

A man will be facing motor vehicle charges after walking away from a distracted driving accident this morning.

On Jan. 09, 2021 at approximately 12 p.m., the Kamloops RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Tranquille Road, at Yew Street, where one vehicle had rear-ended another. 

Both vehicles were driving north on Tranquille Road. The vehicle ahead was about to make a left turn on Yew Street when the vehicle behind kept driving ahead. The collision caused the first vehicle to be pushed into the intersection, while the second carried on a bit further ahead and came to rest over a wooden planter, according to Kamloops RCMP in a press release.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision was seen walking away from the scene before emergency crews arrived. The female adult driver and only occupant of the vehicle that was rear ended appeared to have suffered minor injuries, but was taken to a medical facility for precaution, according to the RCMP.

The police have identified the other driver. He was uninjured and will be facing charges, according to the RCMP.

"We are thankful that nobody was seriously hurt in this incident.  We have no reasons to suspect that alcohol played any part in this collision this time around, it appears that distraction was the main factor," said Sgt. Mat Van Laer of the Kamloops RCMP.  "In this case, we suspect that an improperly secured pet inside the vehicle may have been the distracting factor."

- This story was updated at 1:50 p.m. as the road has reopened.

- This story was updated at 3:16 p.m. to include an update from the RCMP.

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