Video shows red light runner nearly sideswiping driver

A MOTORIST driving in Toowoomba has survived a close call after another driver ignored a red light and nearly side-swiped him.

Pete Aiken posted a video to a popular Toowoomba traffic site that showed the incident.

His car, which had other passengers, approached the intersection of Hill and Clifford Sts, which had a red light.

As the light turned green and he prepared to turn right into Clifford St, a woman in the car gasped with fear.

The two cars nearly collide on Clifford St.
The two cars nearly collide on Clifford St.

He stopped the car just in time before a sedan drove through the intersection from the right.

Mr Aiken beeped at the car to warn the other driver of their dangerous actions.

"How to NOT use a set of traffic lights," he wrote.

"If this is you do everyone a favour and walk."

Mr Aiken told The Chronicle the driver didn't even look like slowing down.

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"I had my partner and my two daughters in the car with me, I wasn't very impressed."

The Toowoomba man said he had a message for distracted drivers.

"Just always be aware, for everyone's sake."

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