The lack of pre-impact tire marks suggested inattention by the Ford's driver was the cause of the initial crash. However, this could not be confirmed (perhaps the driver's cell phone records should be reviewed). The time required for the Ford to travel from impact to its rest position was about 0.8 seconds. At 55 mph, this placed the Land Rover at a minimum following distance of 65 feet; there was no physical basis to confirm the maximum time interval or following distance. The minimum additional time required for the Land Rover to be redirected into the southbound lane in front of the oncoming Freightliner was 0.7 seconds. Again, a maximum time could not be determined from physical data. Cameras attached to the Land Rover and Freightliner showed the drivers' views of the entire crash sequence.
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