I was outside with my puppy, Midnight, at about 4 pm trying to get her to do her business. As usual she was dawdling around smelling everything and trying to eat the grass and any plants that were nearby …. Sigh ….
Just after she’d finally done her thing and we were about to go back inside the house I heard a loud bang and I knew right away that someone had gotten into a car accident just down the street.
I looked down the street towards where I’d heard the sound and about three blocks down – just far enough that I couldn’t fully make out the details with my bad eyes – I could see a shiny silver flash and then I saw that a car had flipped over in the middle of the street. I guess the car was still flipping over as I looked!
Traffic kept going by me and at first I couldn’t tell that they were turning at the intersection just before where the accident had taken place, so for a few minutes I thought I’d been mistaken. Of course by then there was so much traffic going by, considering that rush hour had begun, that I couldn’t tell if there really was a car flipped over anymore or not. All I could see what the line up of vehicles.
So I stood there with Midnight peering down the street. Then I started hearing police, ambulance and fire sirens and figured that yes indeed I was right … a car had flipped over.
So I went inside to put on better shoes (I’d been wearing slippers!) and got the keys so I could lock up the house. I would have brought my camera with me but I decided to take the dog and since I didn’t put her harness on she’d be a handful (even with her harness she’s a handful). Then I went back outside and started to walk down the street with Midnight towards the accident. Actually considering I was with Midnight is was more like I was dragged down the street …
When I got to the scene of the accident some residents that lived nearby were standing around watching. I still don’t know exactly how the accident happened, but a black car must have been turning onto the main street from a side street and he either went too fast to make his turn before an oncoming car or he was hit by an oncoming car. His car then hit a silver car that was parked on the street and flipped right over into the middle of the street.
So there were three vehicles involved – two with drivers/passengers and luckily one that was empty at the time of the accident.
It didn’t look like anyone was seriously hurt, although the EMS were there and I’m assuming they would take the drivers to the hospital that’s only two blocks further down the street from where the accident took place. I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended with whiplash.
I was hoping that I’d see some EMS workers or Firemen that I knew. I know quite a few of them being an ER nurse. Unfortunately I didn’t recognize any of the guys to talk to, still I’m pretty sure that no one was seriously hurt. It’s certainly lucky for them if they weren’t hurt.
Frankly when I got down there I was expecting to see someone still stuck in a car, but both drivers were out.
My curiosity sated I let Midnight drag me back down the street towards home. Walking her, especially with a lot of people around, is certainly a work out. i had to keep her on a short leash most of the time so she wouldn’t jump on everyone we passed. So she was hot, panting and thirsty by the time we got back in the house and I was hot and sweaty. You wouldn’t think that short walk would do me in like that, but you haven’t met Midnight! 😉
Gee there’s so many things happening around here lately … I wonder what will happen tomorrow?