October 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Updated: October 25, 2018 2:00 am

Bystanders rush to help accident victim in Kelowna


A wild crash sent one man to hospital with undetermined but non-life-threatening injuries in Kelowna Wednesday evening.

The single-vehicle crash happened in the northbound lanes of Harvey Avenue around 6:40 p.m. near the Capri Hotel east of Gordon Drive.

Witnesses said the car drove onto the median of the six-lane highway, crashing into a street sign and a tree before coming to a stop.

“We had three or four guys trying to smash windows,” bystander Sean Lovely said of efforts to help the man behind the wheel. “He was unconscious.”

“Best we could just mentally keep him there until the ambulance came,” he said.

Firefighters extracted the man from the mangled wreck of his sedan with the jaws of life and he was able to walk to an awaiting ambulance.

Northbound traffic on Harvey Avenue was blocked off while crews cleared the accident scene and RCMP investigated what caused the vehicle to lose control.

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