A collision at Oceola and Hwy 97 sends both drivers to hospital

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288.

A driver from Lake Country narrowly missed serious injury as her small passenger car was t-boned by a pickup truck at Oceola Road and Highway 97 last Friday.

A driver from Lake Country narrowly missed serious injury as her small passenger car was t-boned by a pickup truck at Oceola Road and Highway 97 last Friday.

A 33-year-old Lake Country woman, and a 55-year-old Vernon woman were both sent to hospital Friday afternoon, following a two-vehicle crash along Highway 97 in Lake Country.

On Jan. 10, at 3:48 p.m., the Lake Country RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision, with suspected injuries, at the intersection of Highway 97 and Oceola Road.

A northbound white pickup truck had apparently t-boned a blue passenger car which was reportedly completing a left hand turn into the north bound lanes of the highway from Oceola Road.

The Lake Country woman driving the car narrowly escaped serious injury but her vehicle sustained significant damage to its passenger side.

Both drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision and were transported, as a precaution, by BC Ambulance Service to Kelowna General Hospital.

At this time police are continuing to investigate this crash. Neither speed nor alcohol are considered to be contributing factors, and no charges have yet been laid.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288.