A 47-year-old man whose vehicle rolled over on N.W.T. Highway 1 on Tuesday is alive today because he was wearing his seatbelt, say police.

The single-vehicle accident happened around 5:15 p.m. on Highway 1 south of Enterprise, near Escarpment Creek.

Rollover near Enterprise NWT

The driver of this vehicle was taken to Hay River Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (RCMP G Division)

The man was injured and trapped inside the vehicle, and firefighters had to use the jaws of life to get him out.

He was taken to the Hay River Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP in Yellowknife say it's a reminder that seatbelts save lives and prevent injuries.

Collision with bison

Another collision occurred Wednesday at around 3 a.m. outside of Fort Smith, N.W.T.

RCMP say five people in an SUV received minor injuries when their vehicle struck two bison on Highway 5 near the Parsons Lake Road. They were taken to the Fort Smith health centre and released.

The two animals died as a result of the impact and the vehicle was also damaged.