July 26, 2007

Red Lights. They’re not just a good idea, they’re the law.

Had another accident on our corner today. It’s actually been a while since we’ve had one. Not since they finally installed a turn-signal...

But anyways, it seems that the car heading south didn’t bother to stop for the red, and the car heading west couldn’t in time. After trying really hard to disprove the axiom that you can’t have two bodies occupy the same space at the same time, the Explorer (southbound) ended up on the sidewalk (almost took out the stop- light pole) and the mini-van (westbound) ended up in the middle of our parking lot, between the gas pump islands.

I didn’t see anything. I was inside the building at the time. But these things happen enough that we’ve all learned to react to the sound. A quick run outside to the two cars and we checked to see if anyone was hurt. Fortunately, everyone was wearing their seatbelts, but the airbags going off in the mini-van bruised up that driver pretty good. (And she may have had a slight concussion from the airbag. I went back to work as soon as the emergency vehicles got there, but I overheard her telling an EMT that her vision was a little blurry…)

Interesting fact: I got to make the first real call (not counting the couple to myself to see if it was working) on my brand-spankin’-new cell phone a call to 911.

All in all, it could have been worse. The woman and her son in the southbound car didn’t seem to be injured at all. And for all the damage to the mini-van, (Front smashed all the way to the windshield. All the radiator fluid, transmission fluid and oil in the engine on our driveway…) that driver seemed to escape with mostly just some bruises.

But back to the whole point. Keep both eyes on the road! All the time! Please.

Posted by GEBIV at July 26, 2007 08:52 PM | TrackBack

If you keep both eyes on the road, then both eyes won't end up on the road :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 3, 2007 10:38 PM
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