Small hi-jack: Wonder if anybody was texting/talking vs. -- you know -- DRIVING/PAYING ATTENTION while at the wheel of a hurtling 5,000 lb. monster????
Another rant for the morning: People rubbernecking at accident sites, and causing another accident.
I still have a riding buddy who insists on shifting into neutral well before he comes to a stop at a red light. . .and he continues to "take his time" to shift into gear and get going when the light changes. . .I've seen him be "almost rear-ended" by impatient drivers more than once. Needless to say, the regular practice of staying in neutral at an intersection and not leaving yourself an escape route is, to me, a very foolish idea, and the OP's story is a perfect example of what can happen in a BLINK. Personally, I'd like to have some chance of escape.
Driving while distracted has reached the level of an epidemic, and it's spreading. IF you live in a state that doesn't require hands-free phones while driving, (or if you visit one), you will be stunned by the number of people engaged in "important" phone calls . . . and their $#%^& conversation [I]is MORE important than your life. [/I]
Thanks for sharing, and these things certainly do "get one's attention!"
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