Media Release / Collision on Tranquille Road

Kamloops City

2021-01-09 15:04 PST

File # 2021-962

On January 9, 2021 at approximately 12:05 p.m., the Kamloops RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Tranquille Road at Yew Street, where one vehicle had rear-ended another.

Both vehicles were driving north on Tranquille Road. The vehicle ahead was about to make a left turn onto Yew Street when the vehicle behind kept driving ahead. The collision caused the first vehicle to be pushed into the intersection, while the second carried on a bit further ahead and came to rest over a wooden planter.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision was observed walking away from the scene before police, fire or ambulance had a chance to arrive. The female adult driver and lone occupant of the vehicle that was rear ended appeared to have suffered minor injuries, but was taken to a medical facility for precaution.

Police investigation into the activities of the suspect vehicle prior to the collision led police to promptly identify the adult male driver who walked away from the scene. He was uninjured and will be facing some Motor Vehicle Act charges.

"We are thankful that nobody was seriously hurt in this incident. We have no reasons to suspect that alcohol played any part in this collision this time around; it appears that distraction was the main factor," said S/Sgt VAN LAER of the Kamloops RCMP, who wanted to remind all drivers to keep their focus on the road while driving to keep everyone safe. "In this case, we suspect that an improperly secured pet inside the vehicle may have been the distracting factor," added S/Sgt VAN LAER.

No further details available at this time.


UPDATE: 2021-01-09 1:24:15 PM
Please be advised that traffic has been re-opened at Tranquille Road and Yew Street.
- Kamloops RCMP is thanking the public for their patience as this collision was being investigated and cleared.

2021-01-09 12:50:03 PM

Tranquille Rd. temporarily closed due to MVI

Please be advised that Tranquille road near Yew street is currently blocked due to a motor vehicle collision. Traffic is temporarily re-routed. An update will follow once traffic is re-opened.
- Meanwhile, the public is asked to plan for alternate route if at all possible.

Released by:

S/Sgt. Mathias (Mat.) VAN LAER
Watch Commander, "A" Watch
Kamloops RCMP


Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034


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