Saturday, August 26, 2017

I AM NOT EASILY ALARMED

       I'm not easily alarmed. I'm cool and low key about things. Today something happened that shook me up. 

      I was leaving our small subdivision this morning. We leave from a T intersection that's controlled by signal lights. I was in the left lane to make a left turn. Another vehicle was in the right lane and also making a left turn. It was early and traffic was light. No vehicle was behind us.

     I made my left turn and had gone a 100 meters when I heard tires screeching. I looked in the rear view mirror to see a small car that had made the same left turn I made and it was fishtailing across the two lanes.

    Before I could decide what defensive action to take the vehicle bounced up on the 4 meter boulevard. Dust and auto parts were flying through the air. I thought, "That's it for him. He'll never move from there." Well , he did move and continued in the opposite direction.

    I was shocked. If he'd come to the intersection a few seconds earlier he probably would have rammed into me. If he hadn't lost control and caught up to me he surely would have sideswiped me.

    I was shook up over this one.

    The vehicle beside me made a u-turn and followed the creep. I don't think the creep would go too far as the vehicle was heavily damaged.

     This was too close for comfort.

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  1. That was too close for comfort! Thank God you are safe. It will take awhile to get over the shock but thankfully you will.

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    1. We don't even like to see something like that.

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  2. Yikes!! Did someone have too much to drink, maybe? That's pretty scary.

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    1. maybe some kid who was out for kicks. Probably a stolen vehicle.

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  3. Scary experience, there are a lot of idiots on the road nowadays

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    1. You've used the right word...idiots.

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  4. We forget that driving a car is probably the most dangerous thing we do. I'm going to do a post on that issue in the near future. But the important thing: glad you're okay!

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    1. We are pretty flippant about cars and driving.

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  5. That is very scary. I am glad you escaped the close call.

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    1. It wasn't that it was such a close call it was the possibilities.

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  6. That one moment is all it can take.Glad you are safe.

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    1. There were many possibilities in this one.

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  7. It does shake you up, doesn't it? Even near-misses. You take a deep breath!

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    1. Yes, take a deep breath and lower your voice an octave!

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  8. We have guys like that in our wee town. Where are the cops? Nowhere in sight. We almost got hit a few weeks ago five minutes from our Apt. Guy ran the red light. In our town is smart attitudes grown man and some teens on the road. With the nosier the engines Trucks. The bigger the better. Most of them do not have jobs. Rather be roaring around the block or through lights all hours of the day and night. In a small-town one knows who is who. Plus at night they ref up the trucks up and go in circles down the streets and pass through our Senior parking entrance all hours of the night. That is upsetting I agree for you Red. You could of been hurt badly. So at night I have to have a fan to try to muffle out the sound to sleep. You may think. Call the cops. Oh people have. They just get a warning. What happened to no noise regulations after hours.

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    1. Unfortunately there are far too many lunatics on the road.

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  9. So glad you're okay! Scary.

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    1. Seeing a car bounce over a boulevard with dust and parts flying is alarming.

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  10. So scary when this happens. I'm glad you are okay, Red. Sometimes only moments make the difference between okay and tragedy.

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    1. This one is the perfect example of seconds that make a difference.

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  11. Glad you're ok Red. Here we have "boy racers" who speed around town with their loud and noisy vehicles.

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  12. Thankful you and your car were not hurt. There are crazy drivers everywhere, and a lot of folks who just don't pay attention like they should.

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  13. I'm not easily alarmed either, but those near misses on the roadway are frightening.

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  14. That is a very scary experience! Thank goodness you're okay.

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  15. So glad you weren't impacted by what could have been a bad accident.

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  16. I have had a number of those too close for comfort types of accidents and came out unscathed while others were really involved. Today we drove by a three car accident just outside the little town to the south of us. One care had completely flipped upside down! People are stressed and distracted.

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  17. Too many crazy people or distracted people driving :( I am glad you are okay! :)

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  18. Glad you were not involved. Reading this gave me goosebumps. That was a close call. I agree with what Far Side said.

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  19. That was scary! I'm glad he didn't hit you.
    We have a very dangerous intersection near us also. I'm always on alert when I use it.

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  20. Hmm wonder if he was drunk or texting! Glad you are okay. Too close for comfort indeed.

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  21. Thank to God who saved you Red!!!

    Hope he was caught n questioned for what he was doing. This was really horrible

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