TEENS DIED IN DOUBLE TRAGEDY * FRIENDS Rhiannon Davies, 18, of Treherbert, and 17-year-old Jade Emanuel, of Blaencwm, died on March 29, 2008, when their car aquaplaned
on water run-off from a blocked drainage ditch on the A465 and hit another vehicle.
Mr Freeman added: "He was driving perfectly properly and hit a pool of water and aquaplaned
. The court accepted he was not at fault because he aquaplaned
The judge said Sharratt had aquaplaned
and completely lost control of his high performance car, spinning onto the opposite carriageway and into Mrs Jones' vehicle.
Sgt Craig Bannister, 30, aquaplaned
in his high-powered BMW patrol car, flew off the M4 and smashed through a fence into trees.
The spokeswoman said it was believed the car aquaplaned
in heavy rain before hitting the bollards.
He accelerated hard in the car, which can go from 0-60mph in 2.46 seconds, but it aquaplaned
across the road, colliding with a Vauxhall Astra before hitting some trees.
Michael Schumacher failed to finish for the first time in almost two years after he aquaplaned
out at the Curva do Sol.
Two pensioners died when their car was swept through wooden railings on a bridge near Crediton, Devon and a head-on crash claimed the lives of two teenagers after their car aquaplaned
He said that as he reached the slip road his car had aquaplaned
out of control.
Cardiff Crown Court heard that his BMW aquaplaned
on surface water before skidding off the road and coming to rest in trees.
Rhiannon Davies, 18, and best friend Jade Emanuel, 17, died when their car apparently aquaplaned
in heavy rain on the A465 Heads of the Valleys road near Merthyr Tydfil.
Police are still investigating the accident but it is believed the Honda, which was travelling in the direction of Hockley Heath, aquaplaned
on standing water and was in collision with the Toyota coming from the other direction.