T-bone crash in North Kamloops leads to fire in vehicle

Car runs light, hits van, which smashes into Kamloops police car

A Kamloops RCMP vehicle ended up as collateral damage following a weekend collision in North Kamloops.

According to police, just before 11 p.m. on April 16, the driver of a a car travelling northbound on Eighth Street went through a yellow light and T-boned a southbound van turning left onto Richmond Avenue.

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The force of the crash at the three-way intersection in front of the 7-Eleven store caused the van to spin and smash into a nearby police cruiser on Richmond Avenue. The van’s engine then caught fire, which was extinguished by a responding officer.

Two people were taken to hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries. All vehicles were significantly damaged.

The driver of the car that went through the yellow light was issued a violation ticket for driving without due care and disobeying a traffic control device.

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