Captured on camera: Cape Breton driver runs red light at busy intersection
Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:23PM ADT
Last Updated Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:28AM ADT
A vehicle travelling at a high speed, running a red light, and then narrowly escaping a collision with a semi, was all caught on camera by a Cape Breton motorist.
Tommy Jordan still can't believe what he witnessed early Monday morning.
As he was heading out to start his day on the job, Jordan and another co-worker waited their turn at an intersection.
Suddenly they heard sirens, and then a car zoomed past them in the inside lane.
“You could just hear the sound of the car being maxed out,” Jordan said. “And just … gone. There's nothing really to say. It was just, wow.”
On Wednesday, Jordan said he was just happy to be at work, noting it could have been a lot worse.
The intersection is one of the busiest in Sydney and, in the video, you can see the vehicle just missed getting T-boned by the semi.
“The fact somebody would do that is crazy,” Jordan said. “As you see in the video, he nearly killed himself, along with others. It's kind of a selfish thing to do.”
Const. T.J. Martell of the Cape Breton Regional Police says police are aware of the incident and says the driver could face a number of charges, if caught.
“Incidents like that pose a safety concern for everybody on the road,” said Martell, who added the driver could face charges of dangerous driving.“There could be several factors involved: inattentiveness while driving, could possibly even be impairment.”
Cape Breton Regional Police say, so far, no charges have been laid, and they are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident at the intersection to come forward.
“After gathering a licence plate and marks attached to the vehicle, it allows investigators to investigate further into accurately identifying the vehicle that was involved,” said Martell.
The speed limit in the area is only 60 km/h. Jordan estimates the vehicle that sped by them more than tripled that.
“That's like race car speed,” Jordan said. “It was crazy.”
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Kyle Moore.