Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Seat Belt Saves Life Early Morning Crash

Icy road conditions blamed for early morning accident

A seat belt is believed to have saved a 24 year old female from serious injuries after she lost control of her vehicle on icy roads this morning then collided with a telephone pole. The accident occurred on Norwell Drive near 104 St at approximately 6:10 am.

The female was on her way to work, driving an older model Toyota Corolla, when she lost control, spun out and struck the pole. She was knocked unconscious for upwards of ten minutes. Attending fire crews were required to use “jaws of life`` to extricate her from her vehicle. She regained consciousness at the scene and was transported to hospital, where she was treated for non- life threatening facial injuries. The road conditions were so treacherous, first responders also had difficulty stopping safely at the scene of the accident. 

"The cold spell is expected to remain for the next couple of days and with that, icy roads should be considered the norm. Motorists are advised to drive with caution, reduce their speed and leave sufficient space between them and the vehicle travelling in front" said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.


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