I'm still looking for any information or media links
on the smash involving a large truck crossing a
median strip "protected" by a wire rope barrier
then careering into oncoming traffic. See WRB
SMASH 1. Miraculously no one was killed.
A policeman on site said the WRB had absorbed
much of the truck's momentum. Why did he pre-empt
legal proceedings? How could he know? What were
his qualifications to make an "instant" assessment
of this smash?
It seems that the police are free to make any comment they like. And
it has been going on for years.
Some time back (25 years at least) I had a car "taken" illegally and it
subsequently was crashed. A policeman at the scene suggested
mechanical failure as a cause of the accident (before he was aware
that it was taken illegally)
My insurance company refused to pay for the repairs based on this
policeman's appraisal of the accident.
It took many months and great expense to me before it was resolved in
my favour. To my knowledge the policeman involved was never asked to
qualify or recant his assumption.
Seems nothing has changed.
Love the blog,