The remaining debris from a one-vehicle collision near Bay and Government streets on Sunday night. The driver escaped with only tissue damage from a deployed airbag. Impaired driving charges are likely.

The remaining debris from a one-vehicle collision near Bay and Government streets on Sunday night. The driver escaped with only tissue damage from a deployed airbag. Impaired driving charges are likely.

Driver slams into pole at 130 km/hr on Victoria roadway

Woman suffers non-life threatening injuries, faces impaired driving charges in Sunday night collision

  • Jan. 13, 2014 5:00 a.m.

A Greater Victoria woman is lucky to be alive after her vehicle slammed into a hydro pole at 130 km/hr on Sunday night.

Victoria police responded to the collision at Bay and Government streets around 10 p.m. and found the driver suffering from chest pain, a result of slamming against the deployed airbag.

A portion of the vehicle had been sheared off during impact, but the woman remarkably only suffered non-life threatening injuries, said VicPD spokesman Bowen Osoko.

The circumstances leading to the collision are still under investigation, but impaired driving is believed to be a factor, Osoko said.

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up