Seatbelt protects man in Hwy 102 rollover collision


***** 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. 

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