Driver escapes injury after '˜swerving' to avoid another car

A motorist hit metal railings outside shops in Layton earlier this morning, badly damaging his car.

Monday, 20th June 2016, 10:18 am
Updated Monday, 20th June 2016, 11:18 am
The car is believed to be a write-off after the smash, which happened earlier this morning.
The car is believed to be a write-off after the smash, which happened earlier this morning.

The driver, understood to be in his 30s or 40s, crashed after swerving to avoid another car at around 8.22am, a police spokesman said.

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He was not hurt in the smash, but his car – thought to be a Renault – is understood to be a write-off.

Police were called but did not attend the scene, at the roundabout where Westcliffe Drive becomes Layton Road, and were unable to give any more information.