Tragedy was averted yesterday when four vehicles collided on Mandela Avenue, near the East Bank carriageway.
Reports are that at about 14:30hrs, the driver of motor pickup PNN 6834 was attempting to overtake a vehicle on the right lane in an apparent effort to jump the traffic light when he collided with Ralph Pollard, the driver of a Toyota Tundra, bearing registration plate GMM 5184.
The impact caused the Tundra to collide with two other vehicles – a white Primo motorcar bearing registration plates PPP 7774 and a Corona Grand Extra motorcar bearing registration plates PEE 2232. The pickup skidded into a nearby utility pole, bringing it to a halt.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the collision.
At the scene, Police were speaking with the drivers of the pickup and the Tundra, both of whom gave different versions of what transpired.
Pollard said he was struck when the driver of the pickup attempted to jump the traffic light.
“I was in the lane and I was about to drive off when I felt impact. This man was speeding and he struck my vehicle,” the worried man explained.
The driver of the pickup told Police that both himself and Pollard were attempting to change lanes at the same time when the two vehicles collided.
All four vehicles involved in the smash-up were badly damaged.
The police are investigating the accident.