Man's Leg Cut Off In Kamloops Van Accident

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 53-year-old man has lost his lower leg after being hit by a minivan outside a mall in Kamloops, B.C.

The RCMP say the 68-year-old driver of the van has admitted she accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake as she was parking Sunday in a handicapped spot outside Coopers Foods in Lansdowne Village.

Her vehicle lurched forward and pinned the man against a concrete post, severing his lower leg.

Police have ruled out alcohol, drugs, or a medical issue as factors in the accident and they've sent the vehicle for a mechanical inspection.

The Mounties are also asking witnesses to contact them. (CFJC)

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