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Seat belt saves woman’s life in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP say a seat belt likely saved a woman’s life in an early morning crash.

A 24-year-old woman was driving north along Norwell Drive just after 6:00am when her car hit some ice and spun into a telephone pole.

Constable Gary O’Brien says emergency crews had to use the Jaws of Life to get her out of the crumpled car.

O’Brien says the road was so slippery that first responders had difficulty stopping at the scene to help her.

He says it’s an important reminder about why you should always wear a seat belt, and adjust your driving habits on chilly mornings when there could be black ice on the roads.

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