Man leaves scene after causing collision on busy North Kamloops street, police say

Charges after leaving scene

UPDATE: 3:28 p.m. 

Kamloops RCMP say a man tried to leave the scene of a collision on the North Shore around 12 p.m. today, and now he is expected to face charges.

According to police, both vehicles involved were headed north on Tranquille Road. One car rear ended the vehicle in front of it that was making a left turn onto Yew Street. That vehicle was pushed into the intersection while the other was stopped on a wooden planter. 

"We are thankful that nobody was seriously hurt in this incident," says Sgt. Mathias Van Laer of the Kamloops RCMP, in a release.

"In this case, we suspect that an improperly secured pet inside the vehicle may have been the distracting factor," adds Sgt. Van Lear.
The driver who cause the collision was seen walking away from the scene, police say, before emergency crews arrived.

The female driver in the vehicle that was struck was taken to hospital as a precaution, but only has mild injuries. She was alone in the car. 
Police identified the male driver who caused the collision and walked away from the scene. 

He was not injured in the incident but will be facing Motor Vehicle Act charges, police say. 

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. 

The Kamloops RCMP have cleared the collision that was blocking Tranquille Road and Yew Street. 

Access to this route is now available. 

ORIGINAL: 1 p.m.

A crash has closed Kamloops' Tranquille Road by Yew Street Saturday afternoon. 

Kamloops RCMP say traffic is being rerouted at this time, but they've give no timeline for when the road will re-open.

Police have asked the public to plan other routes. 

Castanet will provide further updates as they become available.

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