Senior driver involved in major MVA

A collision involving two senior drivers ended up damaging six cars and sending both drivers to Penticton Regional Hospital.

Penticton firefighter Curtis Gibbons sprinkles kitty litter to absorb any spilled fuel from a flipped Chevrolet SUV after an accident Thursday.

Penticton firefighter Curtis Gibbons sprinkles kitty litter to absorb any spilled fuel from a flipped Chevrolet SUV after an accident Thursday.

A collision involving two senior drivers ended up damaging six cars and sending both drivers to hospital.

The accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday, when a 2003 Chevrolet Ventura, driven by an 84-year-old woman, pulled out from Amherst Street on to Rosetown Avenue and collided with a purple 1988 Honda Accord, driven by an 87-year-old man, travelling east on Rosetown.

The collision flipped the van on its roof, striking a Ford F-150 also stopped at the intersection.

“The Honda continues to accelerate and turns around, jumps the curb, entering McDonald’s Restaurant parking lot, striking three vehicles before it came to a stop,” said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur, RCMP spokesman.

The male driver was uninjured and the female driver was examined at Penticton Regional Hospital for possible broken ribs. She was issued a ticket for failing to yield right of way after a stop.

A total of six vehicles were involved; four had to be towed and three are expected to be written off, according to Dellebuur.

 

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