A Volkswagen van flipped on to its roof after being involved in a collision with a car at a major traffic light junction on Chester’s Greyhound Retail Park.
Van driver Mike Williams, of Ness-based Car Park Coating Ltd, suffered a few cuts and was shaken after the incident at the junction of Sealand Road with the Deva Link Road and Bumpers Lane just after 1pm today.
His two-year-old VW Caddy van had been turning right towards Chester when it was involved in a collision with a Honda Civic driven by a male postal worker from Helsby who was travelling in the direction of Bumpers Lane towards his workplace at the Royal Mail sorting office in Jupiter Drive. Both air bags activated in the car. The driver was shaken but otherwise unharmed.
There is no green filter arrow for vehicles turning right at the junction.
A rapid response ambulance vehicle attended the scene but neither driver went to hospital. Colleagues and associates of both men were on scene enquiring after their health.
Driver Mr Williams joked on seeing the van being dragged on its roof onto a recovery truck: “That’s not going to do it any good. It was fine before!” He then went over to speak to the other driver to see if he was all right.
Police closed off the North Wales-bound carriageway of Sealand Road at its junction with Stadium Way to allow both vehicles to be recovered, causing traffic to back up behind. Traffic officers interviewed several witnesses at the scene and will be reviewing CCTV footage.
The vehicle recovery worker, from Hough Green, Widnes, pulled the van onto the rear loader of his truck using a winch and towed the Civic away on the back.