A WOMAN motorist was left ‘hopping’ mad after a trip to the vets with her pet rabbit ended in a two car crash - thanks to a set of faulty traffic lights.
Carrie Weller had just taken the family bunny to the vets nearby and was returning to the home she shares with partner Neil Everton in Fencote Avenue, Solihull when the traffic lights on Homer Road ceased operating.
The 36-year-old continued driving but was hit by another motorist pulling out of Herbert Road sending her red Ford Fiesta smashing through safety barriers erected around the John Lewis multi-storey car park, and careering into a tree.
At the scene, Mr Weller, who was attempting to remove the vehicle, said: “Carrie has got jarring injuries and probably whiplash. She said the lights just weren’t working as she was driving and the woman driving the other car came out of Herbert Road when the lights turned green there and they collided.
“An ambulance was called but they wouldn’t take her as she had the rabbit as well so she phoned me. Luckily I was working nearby so I could come straight away and took her to Solihull Hospital. And obviously the insurance company will want to know the reason.”
The rabbit escaped without injury but won’t be ‘haring around’ for a little while.
A council spokeswoman confirmed that there was an interruption to the signal on the Homer Road traffic lights at about 10.30 am for four minutes.
Solihull Police had no information on the incident at the time of going to press.