Crash, rollover sends one to hospital
Aug 24, 2012 / 1:00 pm
Video by Grant Scott
A three vehicle crash in West Kelowna early Friday afternoon sent one woman to Kelowna General Hospital with undetermined injuries after her SUV was knocked on its side, trapping her inside.
Cst. Sheldon Herman of Central Okanagan Traffic Services says the RCMP responded to the call after one of their officers came upon the scene.
"There was three vehicles involved and one was on its side and a woman was trapped inside the (SUV)," says Herman.
The crash occurred during the noon hour at the intersection of Bartley and Byland Roads and the Jaws of Life had to be used to remove her from the wreck.
"She was responsive with us, and not appearing to have any major injuries. She just wasn't able to get out on her own."
The woman was taken by ambulance to KGH as a precautionary measure.
Herman added the crash is still under investigation, however witness told police a vehicle was travelling north bound on Bartley and the other vehicle was coming across the intersection.
"Southbound traffic had backed up, preventing clear vision for people crossing and when she crossed she was t-boned."
Vern Poulter was driving the third vehicle involved in the crash and he says speed appeared to be a factor.
"I was stopped at the stop sign and the fella came around the corner off the highway going like...hell. The poor woman came across and didn't have much of a chance."
Poulter says that car also hit his truck causing damage to the front end.
He wasn't injured in the crash and the driver of the other vehicle also did not require immediate medical attention.
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