Driver inattention has been determined as the cause of multiple traffic accidents that happened early this morning.
West Kelowna RCMP received a report of a three-vehicle crash on highway 97 near Bartley Road just after 7:30 a.m.
According to Cst. Kris Clark, a dog running into traffic distracted one driver, causing him to rear-end another, pushing the second vehicle into the third.
While officers were dealing with that crash, another accident occurred in the same vicinity when one driver rear-ended another. That person told police he was looking at the original accident scene and not paying attention to the road.
A third crash involving three vehicles occurred around 8:30 a.m., and was very similar in nature to the first incident, with the cause determined to be a lack of attention.
Several vehicles were no longer driveable and had to be removed, but no one was overtly injured.
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