Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekend of Auto Accidents

A couple hundred yards down the road from the ole homestead is a very dangerous 4-way intersection that's forever hosting car accident after car accident.

This past weekend was no different either.

The first one was an elder man that slammed into a big White Ash tree.  I heard the thud and made my way to the intersection.  I'm not sure what direction he was traveling or what direction he was going or what caused the crash but the front of his car was crushed.  Fortunately, he appeared okay and was out walking around.  However, he may have been taken by ambulance.  His car was towed.

The second accident was several hours later, pictured above.  The unique sound of two vehicles slamming into each other and crushing metal rattled the afternoon.  This one, I simply walked into the house, picked up the phone and called Franklin police.  This was a rear-ender.  A young girl was stopped to take a left, when a very heavy older man slammed right into the back of her car. When all was said and done, the man was able to drive his car away.  The girls car required a tow.

I witnessed a third accident Sunday afternoon while riding my motorcycle.  Fortunately, the car was headed in the opposite direction.  I don't know what was going on but the car was flying; seemed to be accelerating.  Looked like the person attempted to pass the vehicle in front of it on the right side but this was a small two lane road, so there was little to no room for such a stunt.  You can imagine the outcome. Irresistible forces and immovable objects cannot both be true at once.  Car meet telephone pole!

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