RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Okanagan driver ticketed after running red light, causing 3-car collision

Northbound prius in Kelowna ran red light, struck by westbound vehicle, rolled into semi truck

RCMP have issued a ticket to a driver after running a red light, and causing a three-vehicle collision in Kelowna.

Police responded to the three-vehicle collision Tuesday (Feb. 16) night, just before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 33 and Highway 97.

A Toyota Prius, travelling north on Highway 97, had allegedly run a red light and was struck by a westbound Chevrolet Cavalier. Police said the Prius rolled into the front of a semi-truck that was stopped at the light.

“No injures were reported by any of the drivers involved in this collision,” said the Kelowna RCMP in a statement Feb. 17.

“The 33-year-old female driver of the Prius was issued a violation ticket for failure to stop at the red light.”

READ MORE: Okanagan Mounties turn travellers back, issue several tickets on Highway 97C

READ MORE: B.C. pharmacists deliver a million influenza vaccinations


Twila Amato
Video journalist, Black Press Okanagan
Email me at twila.amato@blackpress.ca
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