May 27, 2014 1:53 pm
Updated: May 27, 2014 1:54 pm

Driver felt compelled to turn into vehicle


KELOWNA —  The woman told police she felt compelled to drive through the intersection but that’s no excuse for causing a crash.

The two vehicle crash happened at the intersection of KLO Road and Benvoulin Road where a woman turned her van into the path of a pick-up truck while making a left-hand-turn.

RCMP say the woman says she felt pressured to get through the intersection.

crash klo benvoulin 2“The light turned yellow and she felt that she had to turn the vehicle,” says Cst. Lise Marion of Central Okanagan Traffic Services.  “As I explained to her, she has to make sure that all through-lanes are clear before she can make her turn even if that means she waits until the light turns red.”

There were two small children in the van.

They were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Their mother was ticketed for causing the crash which blocked Benvoulin Road for about half-an-hour.


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