Drivers blame dodgy traffic lights for crash

UPDATE 1PM: Ipswich City Council says there was no known fault with a set of traffic lights which has been blamed for a crash at Raceview earlier today.

Both drivers involved in a crash at the intersection of Cascade and Wildey St claimed to have had a green light when they collided just before 11am.

A Council spokesman says a contractor was checking the control box at the time, but that it is "virtually impossible" for both lights to turn green at the same time.

"The default position is amber," the spokesman said.

"There was no fault with the lights and the contractor was just there to conduct a routine check."

Police say the crash is a non-reportable incident and does not require further investigation.

 

EARLIER: POLICE are investigating a crash at Raceview this morning in which both drivers claimed to have had a green light before entering an intersection at the same time.

The two-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of Cascade and Wildey St about 10.50am.

Police attended and spoke to the drivers, who both claimed to have had a green light.

It is believed a technician was working on the lights at the time of the accident.

Both vehicles were able to move off the road and there are no injuries.

The Queensland Times has contacted Ipswich City Council to see if there was a problem with the lights at the time.



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