Police say dropped cell phone involved in crash

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

  • Jul. 14, 2015 10:00 a.m.

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.

 

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