Sunday, 26 August 2012

Traffic incidents freak me out

Drivers do some crazy things. You feel so badly for their families. We have had some close calls. Twice hubby has had to pull onto the gravel after pulling onto the highway into town.
Once, I slowed to pull into the driveway and some fool had passed the car behind me on the curve. Off onto the gravel he went.

Early morning collision kills three people

Last week, twice, we had drivers coming towards us on our side of the highway. One was passing two stopped cars, and there were several cars behind us.  The one in front was waiting to cross our path onto their driveway.
The next time, he had his head down, you could see the brim of his ball cap, and his passenger seemed awfully calm as he approached. I was in a bit of a panic.

Another horrible incident hit the news -  near us in Perth. She backed out of her driveway for some reason, and was hit.
A Perth-area woman is dead after she pulled her van out of a driveway onto Highway 7 and was hit by a pickup truck on Sunday. The Lanark County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police said the collision, which forced the closure of the highway in both directions, occurred just after 4:30 p.m. Police said the pickup truck was westbound on Highway 7 near Gamles Side Road, about 10 kilometres west of Perth, when it collided with a passenger van that was coming out of a private driveway.


Linda said...

People are in such a hurry these days - they don't pay attention and seem to think they are invincible! Be safe out there...

Red said...

We are not always in control so that makes me nervous.