Penticton & South Okanagan News
Crash at the Army and Navy
A driver has backed into the Army and Navy building in Penticton, smashing out windows and taking out a brick wall.
"An older man was picking up his wife who is in a wheelchair. Instead of pulling into the curb, he decided to back in, hit the gas and - wow - it was a solid 2x6 wall and its been pushed in at least two feet," said Army and Navy vice-president Lloyd Raincock. "He did a good job."
Nobody was injured and the driver stayed at the scene of the incident. The driver's wife was taken by ambulance to the care home she lives in.
Raincock estimates about $50,000 worth of damage was done, but that had yet to be confirmed by a renovation company or the insurance adjuster.
"It may be structural, some of our ceiling tiles are drooping, so we don't know how far it goes."
Gordon Farthing who went to the scene of the incident said "on-watchers stated that it was lucky, as a meeting had been held at the club earlier, but it had already adjourned for the day."
Busted up walls or not, Raincock said they're continuing, business as usual.
"We're still open - meat draw this afternoon," he said.
RCMP have not confirmed these details.
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