Thursday, 15th April 2021

BMW driver causes 10-car pile-up after unexpectedly using indicator

A MOTORIST caused a large accident after veering off the road in shock when the BMW in front of him indicated at a roundabout.

Martin Bishop was having a pleasant drive when he suddenly noticed the driver of the 5 Series with tinted windows informing other road users of his intention to turn left.

Bishop said: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I was so surprised that I swerved onto the other side of the road.

“I hit another driver who’d stopped to take a photo of because it was such a rare occurrence. Before I knew it, eight other cars had shunted into me and all because one idiot in a BMW had decided to indicate.

“Nobody expects that sort of thing to happen when they’re driving – I hope the police clamp down on this wholly irresponsible behaviour.”

Nathan Muir, who was driving the BMW, said it was a perfectly innocent mistake.

He explained: “I hadn’t planned to signal. The sun had briefly gone behind a cloud and as I reached to turn on my extra-bright foglights I accidentally nudged the indicator.

“I can assure other motorists they won’t have to worry about me doing it again.”