Northbound traffic on Highway 97 is backed up near Warren Avenue following a collision between a pickup truck and a semi-truck that occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m Wednesday, Sep. 2.
The middle-aged male driver of the pickup was taken to hospital by paramedics as a precaution. He is not believed to have any serious injuries, according to Penticton Fire Department Capt. Wes Swaren.
No damage was visible on the semi-trailer at the scene.
According to witnesses at the scene, the semi-truck was pulling out of the intersection when the pickup truck “didn’t seem to react” to the semi before colliding with the end of the semi-truck.
RCMP have begun an investigation into the collision and Penticton Fire Dept. personnel are clearing the scene of the crash.
A tow truck arrived on scene to remove the damaged pickup truck around 5 p.m.
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