***** RCMP Media Release
On May 6, a Wolfville man walked away from a rollover collision that caused significant damage to the truck he was driving on Hwy 102. He was wearing a seat belt, which kept him restrained during the collision.
Shortly before 2 p.m., Halifax District RCMP, Halifax Regional Police and Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency arrived at the single-vehicle collision, which happened between Larry Uteck Blvd. and Hammonds Plains Rd.
When police arrived, the truck was flipped on its roof in the ditch. A preliminary investigation showed that the cap of the truck’s bed flew off, causing the vehicle to flip several times and land in the ditch.
The 65-year-old driver and lone occupant was wearing a seat belt during the collision. He safely exited the vehicle on his own and was transported to hospital withnon-life threatening injuries.
Buckling up is one of the best ways to improve the chances of survival in a collision. A seat belt should be used properly, be in good condition and only be worn as directed by the manufacturer. Seat belts save lives. Please make buckling up a habit.