1. Top. A photograph of the front-end of the '91 Ford Tempo taken a few months
after the accident.
The dented and broken grillwork is visible to the left
of the blue Ford emblem at the center of the grill (red circle).
Regrettably, while there were a number of police photos taken
of the car at the accident scene from different angles, none were taken of its
front-end, the impact point.
This oversight allowed Mr. Lee, the Chevron lawyer, to argue that the
front-end damage displayed in the post-accident photos had occurred
sometime after the accident.
It was his
contention that the plaintiff had been struck by the passenger
side/corner of the car.
Funny thing though, if Mr. Lee were correct about the impact
point - given the violence of the thing - is in how there weren't any
dents or cracked or broken lamp lenses to that side/corner area of
Bottom photo: Another look at the vehicles' front-end. The damage is less
evident from this angle, which I think helps to explain how such damage
could have been overlooked by some people in the dim light at the accident