After crashing into a house Tuesday evening, a vehicle remians embedded in the home due to concerns about foundation damage. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Driver in hospital after crashing vehicle into Okanagan home

The crash took place at Palmer Road and Scott Road; the man’s injuries are non-life threatening

A man is in hospital after driving his vehicle into a Vernon residence, causing “significant damage” to the building.

Police, fire and ambulance crews responded to the crash around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 at the intersection of Palmer and Scott roads in Vernon.

According to witnesses, a small silver car was heading westbound on Palmer Road when the driver failed to negotiate the intersection, instead driving across a lawn and striking the building in the 6500 block of Scott Road.

Cpl. Tania Finn, media relations officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, says the incident caused “substantial damage to the building’s foundation.”

“With the structural damage done to the house, it is not safe for the vehicle to be removed at this time,” Finn said. “The homeowner is in the process of arranging an engineer to assess the damage and determine the best way to remove the vehicle from the basement foundation.”

Vernon Fire Rescue Services and the BC Ambulance Service helped extract the driver from the vehicle.

The 57-year-old driver remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An investigation to determine the cause or contributing factors is ongoing.

READ MORE: Crash slows traffic in Vernon

READ MORE: Kelowna RCMP release statement after civil suit filed over alleged rough arrest


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

motor vehicle crashRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

After slow start, Summerland sees more tourism activity

Majority of visitors come from within British Columbia

EDITORIAL: Accommodating Okanagan fruit pickers

Campsite for agricultural workers to open in Summerland

COLUMN: Fiscal sticker shock

Deficit and debt increasing while Canada’s credit rating has been downgraded

Keremeos receives upgrade to oil recycling facility

For safe collection and management of used oil, antifreeze, filters and containers

Two facing charges after RCMP search Penticton motel, find firearms, drug-trafficking related items

Samuel Prescott-Perreault, 32 years old, and 27-year-old Paige Rist are facing charges

The pandemic is widening Canada’s workplace gender gap

Gender pay gap is incentivizing fathers to work while mothers watch children, a new B.C. study has found

Ex-Okanagan Mountie forfeits 20 days’ pay after sexual misconduct review

A former Vernon RCMP constable made sexual comments, grabbed genitals of male officer in two incidents 10 years ago

Security guard assaulted in Kamloops park thanks police, public for quick arrest

Glen Warner, 71, was attacked on July 2 by a man who was asked by Warner to not smoke

Portraits celebrating Syilx culture now on display at Kelowna International Airport

Sheldon Pierre Louis’ art will be on display at YLW from now until July 2021

Deer and moose die after being chased by dogs in South Okanagan

BC conservation officers are asking the public to control their pets

3 people dead in Prince George motel fire

Fire personnel believe the blaze was suspicious although investigation in early stages

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

B.C. sets terms to review police, mental health, race relations

MLAs to recommend Police Act changes by May 2021

Trail RCMP officer accused of criminal harassment, forcible entry

BCPS: The charges against Murchie date between 2017 and 2020

Most Read