Wintery weather contributing to vehicle collisions in Summerland

Summerland RCMP report two collisions in the community on the afternoon of Feb. 8, 2017.

SUMMERLAND - A winter that won’t go away contributed to two motor vehicle collisions in Summerland yesterday.

Cpl. Chris Richardson of the Summerland RCMP detachment says police and firefighters attended a three vehicle collision at Highway 97 and Rosedale Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

No one was injured in the collision, which occurred when a southbound vehicle failed to stop at a red light on Highway 97, striking two vehicles. All three vehicles were towed.

A second collision occurred at 5 p.m. yesterday when a GMC SUV travelling on Gartrell Road in Summerland lost control on ice. The vehicle went off the road into a fenced area which prevented it from rolling down an embankment.

No one was injured in the incident, which damaged the vehicle and some fencing.

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