classic black ugg boots crashed into oncoming vehicle after her Ugg boot got stuck under brake pedal
A teacher wearing Ugg boots caused a head on collision when one of her shoes became trapped under a brake pedal.
Assistant headteacher Vera Baxter, 49, was unable to slow her VW Golf down because her footwear had become snagged on the pedal and she took evasive action to avoid hitting cars in front.
Off the road: English teacher Miss Baxter was banned from driving and fined 350 after pleading guilty to dangerous driving at Manchester Crown Court (pictured)
‘Basically I just yanked the boot out
forcibly with both hands because I thought the car was going to
explode. I pulled it out and the edge of the wool ripped. I threw myself
out of the car, crawling to the middle of the road.
‘I had the boots
for a year and they were my first pair of Ugg boots. It’s a freak risk
but I keep a pair of trainers in the car now.’
Judge Martin Steiger QC told Baxter that she bore responsibility for the October 30 smash last year because the risk posed by driving in the boots was ‘entirely foreseeable’.
Judge Steiger said: ‘It was the defendant’s choice of footwear that made her unable to control the vehicle when the crisis arose.’