The driver of a Mustang managed to walk away with minor injuries after crashing into a pole and needing the jaws of life to free him from the wreck.
Emergency crews were called out to the 6800 block of Old Kamloops Road in Vernon Wednesday after a white, two-door Mustang struck a pole.
“The driver was unable to exit the vehicle, his right foot was trapped,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.
The driver, from Salmon Arm, and passenger, of Kelowna, suffered non-life threatening injuries, despite extensive front-end damage to the vehicle. A violation ticket was issued for driving without reasonable consideration, which carries a $196 fine.
“There are claims they looked down to look for a phone which had fallen on the floor,” said Molendyk.