How can a car inflict so much damage to a steam roller, which by the way was a write-off? The driver of the Wolseley car emerged unscathed and walked off west into the mist. There is some debate as to whether the car driver was in a state of shock or whether the car was stolen. Either way the police found him still walking west in Pitsea. Information and photos supplied by Bertie Bardell, the son of the steam roller driver and Echo Newspapers. Also see Bertie Bardell’s Memories of Benfleet
The accident between the brand new car and the motorcycle turned ugly when the dog attacked the motorcyclist shortly after this picture was taken!
Photographs courtesy of Echo Newspapers