Originally Posted by dave_mezza2006
When I say I was hit at 35mph, that was just my estimate, I cant be sure, it may well have been slower. I wasnt really watching my speed at the time (like anyone does unless theres a speed camera about), but I know I wasnt speeding.
When something like this hapens, it's very easy to over-estimate your own speed. After ours, I estimated that we had been travelling at about 30mph, with the other driver at 50 to 60mph - a combined speed of 80 to 90mph
A witness stated to the police that she estimated that the other driver had slowed
to 60mph (her estimate was 80mph+ when he passed her at the junction 100 yards before the bend!), and that we had been almost stationary by the time the collision happened.
I think my estimate was a little off!