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Speed a recurring problem

Speed appears to have been behind an accident, Saturday night, on Sexsmith Rd.

According to witnesses a blue Toyota was travelling east on Valley Road North, approaching Sexsmith Road, when the driver lost control and crashed into a parked pickup truck on Sexsmith.

Luckily no one was hurt in the crash, but Dan Midtdal who lives on the Valley Road North - Sexsmith corridor says this is a recurring problem in the area.

He says the route is a popular drive for those testing their driving abilities, and excessive speed through the many twists and turns in the road is very common.

Midtdal says the young man driving the Toyota admitted he was going too fast and lost control.

In the past members of the community have forwarded complaints to the RCMP, and the City of Kelowna has been alerted to the lack of sidewalks on the stretch, but Midtdal says it hasn't resulted in much change and the road continues to get more dangerous.

He did note that the RCMP has reduced the amount of truck traffic on the road, but until there are some drastic changes he believes it is not a safe place for pedestrians and the many kids that live in the area.

Midtdal, a former board member of the Glenmore Valley Community Association, says he hopes a submission he made to the mayor and council might finally slow the speeders on the busy road.


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