This photo shows some of the damage from a multi-vehicle crash Saturday on Seymour Street. The white SUV was parked when it was hit by a speeding van, witnesses said, knocking it to the curb.
UPDATE: 7:06 p.m.
Police say a suspect has been arrested following a multi-vehicle crash Saturday in the Seymour Street block – a collision that damaged six vehicles, including a transit bus.
“Police have located a suspect who is being held as part of the investigation,” the Kamloops RCMP Corporal said. Crystal Evelyn told Castanet.
Seymour Street has now reopened and Evelyn said she was not aware of any injuries from the accident.
She also confirmed that a cat had been recovered from the scene and was being taken care of.
ORIGINAL STORY: 5:24 p.m.
A portion of Seymour Street is closed in downtown Kamloops late Saturday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash that caused major damage to six vehicles, including a transit bus.
Emergency crews were called to the corner of Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue just before 4:30 p.m. for a collision report.
Debris is strewn across the 300 block of Seymour Street, which is closed to traffic while crews deal with the massive mess.
Tyler Thomson told Castanet Kamloops she saw the series of collisions happen. She said she was driving along Seymour Street near Third Avenue when a black pickup truck passed her – she estimated the speed at 60 mph or more.
“He almost took my mirror away,” she said. “That’s how close it was.”
She said she saw the truck lose control and collide with a number of vehicles – first hitting a parked SUV, which was thrown forward into two other vehicles, then crossing the street and hitting a van and a bus.
Thomson said the driver then ran away.
“He immediately, as soon as he reached the bus, he opened the door and ran away,” she said.
“He had a cat with him. He grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, threw him to the sidewalk and ran.
No one appears to have been seriously injured.
At least four police vehicles were seen in the area. Witnesses told Castanet they were told a suspect had been arrested, but police said they could not yet confirm this.
This story will be updated if more information becomes known.