Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stop!

What part of stop didn't he understand?
From our family room we get a good view of this intersection. Sometimes we find it quite entertaining. Cars come down the hill stop and linger a long time, apparently confused as too which way to go. Others make a U-turn and go back the way they came, often to return yet again. Others slow but do not obey the stop sign.
After stopping, cars must go right or left, straight is not an option.
Sunday night one driver decided it was.

Halfway through the intersection he decided to apply the brakes (perhaps he thought "stop" was merely a suggestion). He went though the sign and down the embankment. We could here him racing the engine, apparently trying to back up. No way, all he could do was ruin the engine as he had torn the oil pan. The police came after receiving numerous 911 calls. The driver had exited the vehicle and climbed further down the ravine, not up to the road or the houses as a person seeking assistance would do.

It has us all wondering, was he under the influence? Was he fleeing the scene of a crime? Perhaps it will say in the police blotter section of the local paper.

The seniors living along the open space appreciated the diversion. It was a major topic of conversation at a neighborhood party a few days later.
No skywatch from me this week as our skies have been dreary and uninteresting.

10 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Your skies may have been uninteresting, but you local traffic has not.

Diane AZ said...

Good grief, what was that driver doing! Hopefully, no one was hurt. I'm sure many people are curious to find out more.

koala said...

Funny like a little story like this gets it's after life in the community. And don't worry Elza was safe and sound at home for the fireworks.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

We can see an intersection from our sunroom. Yes, it can be interesting! ;-)

azplantlady said...

You always wonder what people are thinking....in this case, he probably wasn't ;0)

robert said...

Over here in Athens, people seem to have forgotten totally what such a sign means.
Always a safe road ahead of you and a wonderful weekend as well.

Barb said...

Martha - I had no idea you are a road watcher as well as a sky watcher - I learn something new about you all the time!

mountain.mama said...

I suspect something under the influence, but you never know. I'm glad we live at the end of a dead end with very little traffic. Our animals live a lot longer now! Your previous post about yourself was really interesting too!

Carly said...

that must be sort of fun to see all of the confused drivers, but it sounds like this guy was really really confused. Glad that the seniors had something to talk about.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Always good to be able to watch these things from a little distance.