Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the driver from his car after a crash in north Nanaimo on the weekend.
The accident happened Saturday at about 3:30 p.m. when a 1984 Lincoln Town Car and a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire collided at the Island Highway and Lantzville Road intersection.
Police arrived on scene to find two female bystanders protecting the driver and passenger’s heads and necks in the Town Car, which did not have airbags.
The Jaws of Life were used to remove driver of the Town Car, 22. He and his passenger were taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and released later that day.
The driver of the Sunfire, 19, was also taken to hospital where he was treated for a broken foot before also being released from hospital.
Police said the driver of the Town Car allegedly attempted to cross two lanes of northbound traffic to enter the southbound lanes of the highway and will be issued a ticket for failing to yield.