Friday, May 16, 2008
A couple of weeks ago I heard someones life change forever.
Early on a rainy morning I walked outside to take out the trash and I heard two thuds that sounded like hitting a metal trash can with a baseball bat.
I walked out to the road but I couldn't see anything and traffic was moving by normally so I went back in the house.
Then a couple of minutes later I heard a siren, I rushed out and saw a Police car arriving to join a fire truck and ambulance a block down the street.
I started walking down the street then saw that the stop light in the southern median was on the ground in the middle of the intersection.
A bystander said the driver was in pretty rough shape which was understandable after looking at the accident scene.
The really unfortunate thing is that it keeps happening.
I've seen the stop light in front of my house taken out three times in the last two years and twice they rolled over after hitting median curb. (Above)
I can't help thinking, Maybe it's time for suspended stop lights.
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