A 44-year-old St Lucy man was uninjured but distraught as his car was damaged yesterday afternoon after he said he was forced to swerve off the highway in Warrens, St Michael, to avoid colliding with another vehicle.
Wendell Harvey, of Durhams Drive, St Lucy, said he was near the D’Arcy Scott Roundabout just after 3 p.m., when a truck suddenly switched from the left lane to the middle lane, ahead of him.
Harvey told the DAILY NATION that in order to avoid a collision with the truck he swerved to the right and ended up hitting the “Island” in the road opposite Chefette Restaurant.
Police quickly came on the scene to deal with this and another accident at the nearby Everton Weekes Roundabout, close to the CIBC FirstCaribbean’s headquarters, involving a car and a container truck.
The accidents caused traffic to back up in both directions.