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The length of the skid mark left by the nearside front wheel of the Escort is approximately 18 yards. (One advantage of the new footpath is that it is easy to measure skid marks. The Highway contractors haven't gone metric yet, and each kerb stone is three feet long.)

The pool of water seen here midway to the rear of the car was not part of the incident. Rather it was left by the police car and is almost certainly condensation overflow from its air conditioning system.

Page published: 22 May 2006