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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

If You Ever Visit....

Stately manor when you turn into the development please keep an eye on your rear view mirror! The road in is at a 90 degree angle to the main two lane road between county seat and eastern yuppie ville. Two lane has a posted speed of 55 MPH.

So I was sitting in the office just after work today and hear the sound. WHAM, WHAM, WHAM! No squealing of tires, no intermittent chirps of ABS working either. 

















Two drivers are walking, one air bag deployed on the last car to add to the three car pile up. That car has handicapped plates and they are still in the car. This is the view from my front yard. 


Here is that car.








 








A good distance off the road, but not a glancing blow as if they attempted to swerve. Looks head on.

It's 5:30 and rush hour. The best I can do is insure 911 has been called and try to stop another pile up. I love glow sticks and reflective triangles but burning things on the pavement seem to get a drivers already distracted attention better:







 













So do they still make these? I deployed them 100 yards away from the scene in both directions. 


The VFD was the first to arrive at 8 minutes after the fact. EMS took another 10, and the State Trooper another 15. 




















So now almost two hours after the fact we are back to normal here. 

If you come here, watch your A** turning in! If you leave I suggest a good dose of acceleration too!

8 comments:

  1. Always good advice. A young man on a motorbike managed to ram a pickup as it was turning here yesterday. Results: one dead 20-year-old, the day before his 21st birthday.

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  2. It's good you were around and observant. I used to live on a dead end road, always entertaining to see the kids come squeeling around the corner and then realize it ends in a big curb and a corn field.

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    1. It happens here far to much. LOL! Big curb probably stopped most of it.

      I did what I could. People seem to not understand the import of running around at high speeds in a 2K pound box while eating a burger and talking on the phone.

      Oh, it works both ways. I routinely invoke the "blessed mother of acceleration" when leaving.

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  3. Glad you were there to help.

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    1. NFO, Thanks. It was in my front yard. It was the least I could do. It would be criminal to do no less.

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  4. Ford really needs to show acceleration as a safety feature for their Mustang in a commercial. Now we know the real reason why you have so many of them.

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