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.