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Officer hurt in crash between RCMP cruiser, transport truck, near Kelowna, B.C.


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 is moving again on Highway 33 just east of Kelowna after a closure lasting several hours.

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