Hello, then crash

2015-08-04 06:01

A driver who was trying to greet a passenger in another car lost control and crashed into a street light in Imam Haron­ Road, Claremont last week.

A video of the incident, recorded by a dashboard camera, went viral on YouTube.

It shows two cars driving next too each other. They come to a stop at a set of robots.

As they accelerate from the robots both drivers in the cars are seen stretching out their hands towards each other. They do that for a few seconds until their hands touch.

Then the driver of the one car loses control. The car swerves in the road until it makes a turn and hits a street light.

At this stage it’s not clear if the driver was injured or not.

JP Smith, mayoral committee member of safety and security, urges motorists to be serious on the road.

“People need to be serious and stop fooling around. They must follow the traffic rules because if they don’t and play on the road they might wake up when it’s too late: Someone is dead or they have knocked down a child. There are pedestrians and other motorists, so people must just be careful, because the road is for everyone. When the driver is lucky he might escape with some injuries or lose an eye.

“We are pleading with motorists to be extra careful on the roads,” says Smith

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