Lucky es­cape for ZO ed­i­tor

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Lau­rie Smith

ZO Ed­i­tor Dave Sa­vides found him­self on the op­po­site end of an ac­ci­dent re­port on Tues­day when he was in­volved in a four ve­hi­cle pile-up.

Dave had been wait­ing for the traf­fic lights to change at the South32 in­ter­sec­tion on West Cen­tral Ar­te­rial, as had a bus trav­el­ling in the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

‘The bus pulled off and was just a few me­tres from me when it sud­denly swerved into my path.

‘A Dur­ban-reg­is­tered black Golf had tried to cut in past the bus and the driver took eva­sive ac­tion – un­for­tu­nately it didn’t avoid me,’ said Dave, whose only in­juries were abra­sions to his fore­arms after the airbags de­ployed.

His ve­hi­cle was also con­nected by a car that had been fol­low­ing close be­hind, with no se­ri­ous in­juries to any­one in­volved.

‘Res­cue, traf­fic, SAPS and am­bu­lance ser­vices were soon on the scene and once they saw we were all fine the jokes started about how, if there is no news, I cre­ate my own!’

My ve­hi­cle was the fill­ing in a crash sand­wich

The scene of the ac­ci­dent. Dave’s ve­hi­cle is pic­tured be­tween the bus and a sedan. It is ironic that this pho­to­graph was taken by our Ed­i­tor, who is never off duty

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