I was sitting in my back yard enjoying a nice sunny afternoon when a loud crash broke the dull whoosh of passing traffic.
I live on the corner at the intersection of a busy highway and a side street and unfortunately I see a lot of accidents right here.
Luckily, nobody was seriously injured in this crash although one lady was taken to Hospital for observation.
I don't know the exact details but I believe the Volvo driver was blinded by the sun while making a left turn and did not see the Mercedes.
In the eight years I have lived here, I have seen numerous serious crashes here including two that took out traffic light poles and one where a car flipped and did several barrel rolls.
Besides the human suffering resulting from a car crash, the financial cost can be tremendous, especially when large vehicles are involved.
The cost of commercial vehicle collisions can easily reach a half million dollars or more even when there are no injuries and can affect thousands of drivers with gridlock and detours.
In the end, the tow truck operators are the only ones that really benefit from a collision, let's put them out of business, . . . OK?
Drive to Arrive Alive!
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