Seatbelts, airbags save lives of drivers in ‘phenomenal’ crashMay 23, 2019 12:32pm
Provincial police in Norfolk County say two drivers are alive because they wore seatbelts and had airbags in their cars.
Police were called just after midnight to a collision involving two cars at the intersection of Concession 14 and Blueline Road northeast of Simcoe. A red car heading east on Concession 14 collided with a white car going north on Blueline Road.
While one of the drivers suffered minor injuries, an OPP spokesman said the situation could have had much more tragic results.
“It was a phenomenal impact,” said OPP constable Ed Sanchuk in a Periscope video posted to Twitter. “I’m glad to say seatbelts and airbags saved the lives of both drivers.
Natural gas supply in the area had to be turned off for a time and some homes were evacuated because, according to Sanchuk, one of the cars hit a gas line.