‘It left me ter­ri­fied’

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - BY JAMES SIMp­Son

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at the junc­tion con­nect­ing Con­sti­tu­tion Street with the Hill­town just be­fore noon yes­ter­day.

One driver, who did not want to be named, recorded the in­ci­dent on his dash cam. Im­ages show a black Vaux­hall Corsa driv­ing into the on­com­ing traf­fic at Con­sti­tu­tion Street.

The fe­male driver con­tin­ues on to the Hill­town through a no-en­try sign into the on­com­ing traf­fic.

The mo­torist who cap­tured the footage on cam­era said he couldn’t be­lieve what he was see­ing when the woman drove into the path of a 4x4.

He said the in­ci­dent had left the driver and his pas­sen­ger shaken — and said the “reck­less” act could have been more se­ri­ous. more than any­thing else — there are on-go­ing road­works in the Hill­town but it doesn’t con­done that kind of driv­ing.

“You can clearly see from the pic­tures that I’ve ex­ited Con­sti­tu­tion Street when the traf­fic green fil­ter ar­row is on.

“If I hadn’t re­acted quickly I could have ploughed right into the side of the car.

“The whole ter­ri­fied.”

Cold­side coun­cil­lor Jimmy Black said he hoped it was a one-off “un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent”.

He said: “One rea­son for hav­ing a one-way sys­tem in place is to en­sure the safety of pedes­tri­ans.

“The traf­fic gen­er­ally flows freely in this area and the vast ma­jor­ity of driv­ers approach this stretch of road sen­si­bly.

“The road­works that are cur­rently in place will be com­pleted shortly and I would urge driv­ers to be pa­tient.”

SHOCK­ING footage has emerged of a car be­ing driven the wrong di­rec­tion down a one-way street — nar­rowly avoid­ing a head-on col­li­sion with a 4x4.

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Footage of the in­ci­dent in the Hill­town has been cap­tured on cam­era. The near miss left the driver “ter­ri­fied”.

Cold­side coun­cil­lor Jimmy Black said he hoped it was a one-off in­ci­dent.

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