An Audi driver from Rochdale has denied allegations that he used his indicators whilst driving on the M62 last Tuesday morning.
At least one woman was injured and several thousand people were left stranded on the UK’s highest motorway as a result of the incident.
“We strenuously deny that our client, Mr Dickinson, has ever used the indicators in either of his Audis. He certainly didn’t use them whilst driving his A5 on the motorway on Tuesday.” The solicitor for the accused, Steve Dickinson, 42 and a half, told The Rochdale Herald.
“Our client wasn’t even aware his vehicle was fitted with indicators.”
Investigators are scouring CCTV footage to determine whether or not there is any truth in the allegations.
“It was very strange.” Irene Pottersby, witness, told reporters. “There I was minding my own business driving along the motorway when I saw something I’d never seen before.”
“There were these yellow lights flashing on the side of this silver Audi in the middle lane. I’d never seen anything quite like it. It was almost like the driver was trying to tell me something.”
“I don’t think I was the only one to be distracted by the lights to be honest because before I knew what was going on it I had run into the back of a Toyota Prius who had slowed down to look at the flashing lights. The Prius then crashed into a Mondeo, I think the drivers of both of those were actually filming the Audi on their iPhones. There could be some useful evidence there.”
Mr Dikinson has asked authorities to check his mobile phone records saying: “I couldn’t have used my indicators because I was drinking a cup of coffee with one hand and sending a text message on my phone with the other.”
“I will be exonerated. I was steering with my knees. Indicators! That would have been a neat trick.”