Sunday, September 03, 2006

Stardate 60673.48 - Another Accident

Was woken up this morning around 4 AM by the sounds of this accident on the street corner across from the apartment.

It looks like it was a 2-car collision, and the taxi went into the store. At least 2 people were taken away by ambulance. At one point, there were more than 30 firemen on scene. My guess it that one of the cars ran the light.

This was the exact same store that had a van crash into it on March 9th, 2003 (before I was blogging so I have no entry for it, but I've put up one of the pictures on the left - it was with the old camera which did not have the zoom capacity that the new one does).

Loren slept through the entire thing, but Cheryl and I were up for an hour watching events unfold. I got to the window about 20 seconds after it happened, as around 20 pedestrians and drivers swarmed over the two cars, lending assistance. The fire department was there in less than 2 minutes.

I also shot this video of the event (the sound you hear is the store's alarm, not the sounds of the emergency vehicles). The light is not great, but you get the idea.


1 comment:

Buddy said...

It is almost like you are living in an action/adventure movie.