The other investigating officer was Terrill Pedretti. Officer Pedretti testified as follows in his deposition, at page 19:15 – 20:10:
“Q. Officer, you included in your report that there was ice near the area of this accident, correct?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you actually measure that?
A. I believe we did.
Q. Do you know why that was not included on the diagram done by Officer Jong?.
A. No, I don’t.
Q. Is that something that ordinarily should be included as part of a diagram if it is important enough for you to describe in the report?
A. No. I think the description took care of it, because I don’t feel it had anything to do with the crash.
Q. When did you make that determination?
A. When I drove across the ice in my patrol car at the speed limit and didn’t spin out.
Q. How long after the accident did you do that?
A. The very last thing we did from when we left the scene, I said I want to drive across this and see if it is indeed slick, and it was not.
ADMISSIONS BY MS. JONES
It was generally agreed among the three passengers in the car that the accident was caused by Ms. Jones.
In the right front seat passenger was Andy Thompson. He testified as follows at his deposition at page 21:
“Q. Did you ever hear Ms. Jones tell Plaintiff that she is sorry that she caused the accident?
A. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I mean many times, I mean.”
Ms. Jones herself testified as follows in her deposition at page 25:
“Q. Have you and Plaintiff talked about the accident?
Q. Have you told her you’re sorry that you lost control of the car?
Ms. Jones also testified as follows on page 31 of her deposition:
“Q. In addition to having talked to Plaintiff about the accident, you’ve also talked to Andy?
Q. And have you told Andy essentially the same thing you told Plaintiff about you’re sorry for causing it?
(See Part 7 of 8.)
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