RCMP of­fi­cer hurt in crash

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

KELOWNA, B.C. — A B.C. RCMP of­fi­cer has been se­ri­ously in­jured in a two-ve­hi­cle crash.

The of­fi­cer was re­spond­ing to a call in the Kelowna area at about 6 p.m. Mon­day when his un­marked, SUV col­lided with a trans­port truck trav­el­ling in the same di­rec­tion.

Fire­fight­ers needed the Jaws of Life to pry the con­sta­ble and his po­lice dog from the wreck­age.

Both the of­fi­cer and the driver of the trans­port truck were taken to hospi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment.

The dog was as­sessed by a vet­eri­nar­ian and is ex­pected to be fine.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of the crash is un­der­way and traf­fic was mov­ing again on High­way 33 just east of Kelowna after a clo­sure last­ing sev­eral hours.

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