Update: Traffic diverted from Channel Parkway after rollover

Rollover leaves SUV on its roof on Penticton’s Channel Parkway

Emergency crews attended a two-vehicle accident on the Channel Parkway about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of the Green Avenue intersection. According to witnesses at the scene the SUV rolled several times before coming to rest on its roof after a collision with a compact car. It's not known how serious the injuries were to those in the vehicles.

Emergency crews attended a two-vehicle accident on the Channel Parkway about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of the Green Avenue intersection. According to witnesses at the scene the SUV rolled several times before coming to rest on its roof after a collision with a compact car. It's not known how serious the injuries were to those in the vehicles.

Penticton Municipal Traffic Services investigator, Const. Brad Caruso, is seeking witnesses the accident that took place on the Channel Parkway on Tuesday.

RCMP said there were motorists who had stopped and assisted the people involved in the accident prior to the police arriving on scene.

If you have information that could assist the police in this investigation please contact Const. Caruso at 250-492-4300.

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An overturned SUV closed a long section of the Channel Parkway Tuesday afternoon after a collision at the Green Avenue intersection.

The Parkway was closed in both directions, from the Skaha Lake intersection to Warren Avenue after the collision shortly after 2:30 p.m. Witnesses report that a southbound compact car, attempting to turn left off the Parkway onto Green Avenue, was clipped by a northbound silver SUV that is alleged to have driven through the yellow light.

The SUV, reportedly a Cadillac Escalade, ended up on its roof about 100 yards from the intersection after the driver lost control. A witness said the SUV rolled three times before coming to a stop in the southbound lane of the Parkway.

Emergency service, including the RCMP, firefighters and two ambulances attended the scene. At this point, injuries from the accident appear to be minor, with the occupants of the SUV all getting out of the vehicle unaided, though one woman appeared to have a broken hand.

The compact car appeared to have taken minor damage to the front end.

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