Two vehicles done put a good whoop ass on each other at the intersection of Sharon View and Colony Roads. Somebody was in a hurry; the other driver, not so much.
An otherwise peaceful Saturday stroll was lengthened by 15 minutes while I scooped up various pieces of front or rear ends. I couldn’t tell which. Well, that’s not entirely true. I tossed aside the rod that held up the hood of one of involved vehicles. One thing is known, the front of one car and the rear of the other don’t look like they did moments before their unfortunate run in. There were hundreds of pieces of plastic scattered in the roadway, and my foot served as an impromptu broom in the early a.m. darkness to sweep the mangled bits and pieces together.
One can only wonder what goes through the mind of a driver (‘What the?…‘) in the moments before their car will unavoidably smack another vehicle. I don’t mean a life-threatening full speed collision, but the type that’s going to mess up both cars pretty damn good and leave the drivers unscathed.
The fall line of the accident scene would eventually migrate the shards to a storm drain about 10 yards away. From there the debris would find McMullen Creek. It was worth it to spend a little while kicking the former car parts into manageable piles.
The initial thought was ‘This would make a great photo‘ but I’ve since backed away from that. To dump the bag out on the driveway would mean picking it all up all over again. I’ll pluck out the non plastic junk and leave in the bag the chunks of two cars that wish they’d never met.