Flip-flop-wearing driver jailed after 90mph car crash injures her friends
Simone Cunningham, 24, was driving home from a party in a rented car when she hit the median strip and bounced down the road, seriously injuring her two friends.
One friend was thrown from the car along with the Vauxhall Corsa’s engine, which struck another vehicle.
Flip flops caused my car crash - a quarter of drivers blame footwear for motoring mishap in survey http://t.co/Qi5nZNVvmz— GUIDE BRIDGE MOT (@Guide_BridgeMOT) August 20, 2015
The uninsured driver from Cannock was slapped a 16-month jail sentence and banned from driving for 32 months, according to the Birmingham Mail.
Cunningham admitted two charges of causing injury by dangerous driving and was called “inexperienced” by Judge Avik Mukherjee.
“You had driven to and from Leicester knowing you were not insured,” he said. “Whatever speed you were traveling, it was way too fast.”
True story, hubby's aunt died in carcrash after her Flipflops got stuck in pedals >>> a (cont) http://t.co/FucxJid0nW— Doris McDay (@ThatDorisMcDay) August 18, 2013
This isn’t the first time a driver’s actions have been called into question because of their footwear.
In 2013, a 50-year-old blamed her flip-flops getting stuck in the pedals when she crashed into a kebab shop.
my dad almost got us in a car crash because he was wearing flipflops while driving— bug fuck (@frogmurder) July 21, 2015
Totally almost caused a five car crash. Note to self? Do not wear flip flops while driving, even if you're Ricky Bobby. 😐— ximena (@XimenaBriseno) March 9, 2015