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Dashcam captures shocking West Kelowna accident

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Dashcam video captured a shocking car accident in West Kelowna on Saturday morning – Feb 19, 2022

Dashcam video captured a shocking car accident in West Kelowna on Saturday morning.

Brian Jamieson was travelling southbound on Boucherie Road, after he left his home just at 9 a.m. to run some errands. A car heading in the other direction unexplainably drove over a traffic island, taking out two traffic signs and smashing into a metal street lamp.

The car’s impact was so hard that. the pole toppled and the overhead light was sheared off.

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Jamieson said he quickly turned his vehicle around, called 911 and jumped out to help the driver.

He says emergency crews arrived quickly, unbelting him from the car and helping him walk to the first responders’ SUV. He was later taken to hospital by ambulance. A tow truck and police arrived afterwards.

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In an email to Global News, police said the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to hospital for treatment.

“Road conditions at the time of the crash were favourable,” said police. “RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the crash, which includes investigation related to impaired operation of a motor vehicle.”

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