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Sunshine distracts drivers on busy day for police

Sunshine distracts drivers on busy day for police

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Sunshine distracts drivers on busy day for police


A great mysterious shining object may have suddenly appeared in the sky this weekend, but police are warning motorists that they still need to keep their eyes on the road.

They say that the sunny weather over the weekend led to a load of car crashes all over the Island. Ten accidents were reported between 7 am and 6 pm on roads all over the Island, from Gorey to La Haule and from Cheapside to Sandybrook.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the accidents, but police say that drivers have to focus on their driving, not the weather.

Acting Inspector Dave Turnbull said: “It is incredibly unusual for us to get so many collisions in such a short space of time and all we can assume is that people were a little bit more relaxed than normal and did not take their usual care.

“We would just remind people to stay safe, whatever the weather. Luckily on this occasion there were no serious injuries, but that could have been a very different story.”

The sudden spate of accidents on Saturday included:

- 7am – La Haule Hill – single vehicle, no injury.

- 7.25am – La Rue des Alleurs, Gorey – two vehicle, no injury.

- 9.45am – La Route de Maufant – two vehicle, no injury.

- 12.45pm – Victoria Avenue – two vehicle hit and run, no injury.

- 1.45pm – La Rue de Causie – two vehicle, no injury.

- 1.45pm – Cheapside – Car vs pedestrian, minor injury to pedestrian.

- 2.15pm – Sandybrook – Car vs bicycle, no injury.

- 2.40pm – Le Clos de Gorey – Car vs motorbike, minor injuries to pillion passenger.

- 5.20pm – Victoria Avenue – two vehicle, no injuries.

- 6pm – Beresford Street – two vehicle, no injuries.

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