Head-on collision near Osoyoos causes injuries

Times Chronicle Staff

A two-vehicle collision on Radio Tower Road near Osoyoos caused minor injuries this afternoon.

Police, ambulance and Oliver firefighters were called to the scene off Road 22 where two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.

Fire department spokesman Rob Graham said two patients in one vehicle were assessed, while another patient spoke to RCMP and was escorted to an awaiting police cruiser for unknown reasons.

“There are minor injuries as best I can tell,” Graham told the Times Chronicle.

Osoyoos RCMP commander Sgt. Jason Bayda reported that a 37-year-old man from Penticton was travelling northbound in a Mitsubishi Lancer when he crossed into the southbound lane, striking a SUV occupied by a 75-year-old woman and 79-year-old man, also of Penticton. All three individuals suffered minor non-life threatening injuries and were transported to the area hospital for assessment.

“Impairment has been ruled out, however, a medical condition may have contributed to the collision,” Bayda said.

Radio Tower Road was closed for approximately one hour and traffic was rerouted via Nk’Mip Road, a private road on the Osoyoos Indian Band land.

Bayda said the Osoyoos RCMP would like to thank the Osoyoos Indian Band for approving the temporary reroute of traffic on their road as this alleviated congestion near the collision scene.





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