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