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

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. - Courtesy of Victoria Police Department
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.
— image credit: Courtesy of Victoria Police Department

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.

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