This cold weather may have come on a little too quickly for me, I’m still feeling a little under the weather. Not that it’s stopped me from having the windows open in the apartment living room all the time.

I was getting ready this morning and I heard… a loud scrape and then a loud crunch. Since we have a lot of construction trucks going up and down Irving, I assumed maybe one of them had lost their trailer on the turn from 16th. I went to the living room and looked down and saw a really severe accident. 3 cars were involved, one had been overturned. I called 911, and I saw that one of the drivers had gotten out and gotten on her cell phone. I told the operator who I was and what had happened, she thanked me and confirmed that other calls had come in. By the time I was dressed and out of the shower, the police and fire departments were both on the scene and the street was taped off. There were still parts of the cars and glass all over the street when I came in.

I guess I’m glad that they were able to get the driver out of their car, but I’m more glad that I didn’t see the accident. If I’d changed around my morning routine at all, I would have been in the living room, or maybe downstairs when it happened. Right now that would have just freaked me out.

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3 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    I witnessed an accident about 6 months ago, and so far I’ve had to give depositions to the police and both insurance companies. The interviews take like an hour and even though they can do them over the phone it’s still a pain in the ass. Be glad you didn’t see anything.

  2. shin says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve witnessed a car getting overturned. It was over a decade ago, and some cars in front of me got into a collision where reckless driver got overturned. I hung out with the family in the other car for an hour to offer them help and support, and then gave the police my statement as a witness. Not something I want to see everydat.

  3. Everett says:

    I heard about this accident on like, 3 blogs and once I learned where it had happened I thought “holy, crap, that’s where Brian lives!” And then I thought that you probably had box seats for it, from your vantage point. Awful.

    I myself got run over by a car today, but thanks to steel-toed shoes, I am completely fine. Shoes, however, not so spiffy. The driver proceeded to drive up on a median. All of this in the parking lot of my work. Oy gevalt.

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