Sunday, 7 February 2016

What a time for incidents: fire, vehicular!

"Glad to see she's doing ok. 
Kudos again to the gentlemen
who jumped in the icy waters to help her."
What a story! Two uQueen's student were jogging by and helped her out of the water. This was in Kingston.

"Mary Schoonhoven was trying to park her car outside her apartment building on King Street West when her foot slipped off the brake pedal, hitting the gas instead."
Now, I'm just saying...if this was me, I would want my family to take my car keys away!

Right, Caitlin, Jesse??!!

Woman whose car went into Lake Ontario 
recalls freightening experience 

INCIDENT: FIRE and Explosion

Firstly, a fire/explosion at Law and Orders restaurant. They were infamous for the large bucket of fake fries on the roof. Hubby has stopped there. They were on highway #7.

What is sad is that a restaurant in nearby Carleton Place also burned down in January, Moose McGuire's. [What a few days journey! We drove by as they were picking up the debris in early January. ]
Before - from our dashcam

Law and Orders restaurant destroyed by explosion, fire – say owners

Comments on Lake 88 (5 photossay that local residents heard the blast 5km away. Thankfully, no one was hurt.



Secondly, another fatal truck/car incident on Highway #7. It is NOT a surprise.

A passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer collided head on when the passenger vehicle crossed the centre line. The 49-year-old male driver of the passenger car, from Orleans, ON, died at scene.
A truck driver rammed into a young mother's car a month ago, along the same stretch. 
It's 60km/hour driving up the hill to the stop lights.

Trucks and truckers are driving awfully fast. We are always passed on highway #7 on our way into the city. We often see unsafe driving incidents. People are impatient, passing on the shoulder in haste.


 Last week a woman crossed the intersection (vimeo video), running a red in front of me. Thankfully I was watching her, in anticipation of her turning right. Instead, she went through the red light. Self-defence is very important. 

The dashcam has been capturing these incidents. I'm starting to wonder how frequent they are in general. I'm always happy to see hubby arrive home from his trips to town. He often has stories about dangerous driving while on deliveries. People are complacent and doing silly things.

Last Tuesday, when hubby was beginning his Meals on Wheels deliveries, this woman ran a red light.

In motion...

Redlight #2 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

And a crazy story in Toronto.

An 88-year-old woman is dead after she struck a vehicle, hit a curb and drove into a house in west Toronto this morning.


Out To Pasture said...

Oh yes, it's an asphalt jungle out there. Defensive driving with a pinch of paranoia is advised! Two of my silver coloured cars were demolished by drivers who claimed they didn't see me. I now only drive red vehicles.

Nancy J said...

I think all drivers have to be aware of every other driver. Down here, one vehicle had a dash cam, and recorded an Asian driver crossing the centre line and hitting him. No excuse for not knowing the country road rules!!This happens so often here on the bigger main roads, often resulting in at least one death per incident.

Stephanie Faris said...

Yikes!!! There's a street near where my husband grew up that has a stop sign with flashing red lights all around it. I'd never seen a stop sign like that! Straight ahead (but across a busy street) is the LAKE. Apparently people kept going straight ahead through the stop sign and directly into the lake, so they put the lights on the sign and little poles along the lake so the car would run into those. I don't get it, but I guess maybe a little alcohol makes someone do crazy things?

William Kendall said...

I've seen way too many drivers pass through too many red lights.

Cranberry Morning said...

People aren't paying attention. We live in the countryside and there's a T intersection below our hill. People occasionally go right through the stop sign and down into the creek. And i think your first comment is clever. Red vehicles are the answer to being unnoticed.

DUTA said...

In my neck of the woods, there are cameras everywhere to spot the careless drivers and punish them. People are advised to buy/and or paint their cars in bright colors such as yellow and red; and yet we also have our share of fatal accidents;there were some extremely tragic cases where a whole family got killed.
Roads have been expanded but the number of vehicles keeps growing, so the solution may lie in encouraging public transport. As a first step, prices for buses and train travel have recently been reduced.