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Photo shows aftermath of vehicle crashing into south Okanagan washout

Two people were taken to hospital after their vehicle crashed into a washout the driver did not see. Courtesy: Oliver Daily News

A dramatic photo has surfaced showing the aftermath of a vehicle crashing into a washout in B.C.’s south Okanagan earlier this month.

Two people were taken to hospital after their vehicle crashed into a washout on Summerland-Princeton Road, one kilometer west of Mountain View Road.

It was early in the morning of Monday, April 16, and in the darkness, police said, the driver of a Chevy Malibu didn’t notice that rain had washed out a seven-metre wide section of the road.

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RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said the washout had taken out a section of the roadway around and the vehicle “went straight over the side of the washout and slammed into the top of the opposite wall before falling to the bottom.”

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Police said the two occupants of the car were able to walk out and call for help and were taken to hospital.

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