8 teens injured, truck rollover in Kelowna

Eight teenagers were injured after the pick-up truck they were riding in rolled over Saturday night on a gravel road near Kelowna, B.C.

Police say the males — who range in age from 16 to 18 — were all taken to hospital with injuries ranging from minor to serious. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Two of the teens were riding inside the cab while the other six in the open truck bed when the vehicle flipped on its roof after the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the 8400 block of Postill Lake Road.

RCMP say preliminary findings indicate alcohol or drugs were not contributing factors in the crash.

“RCMP suspect that driver inexperience may have played a role, and perhaps road conditions which may have been wet and slippery at the time,” says Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been laid.


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