I was so happy to arrive home today... park the car and walk inside.
What was with drivers today? It seemed as if all of the crappy drivers were out on the roads.
I saw several close calls and a few accidents... and I didn't even put on many miles. The weather was perfect, 60's and sunny, so that isn't an excuse.
I keep replaying one incident in my mind. I was waiting to turn left at an intersection, when the pickup in front of me stopped. There were no oncoming cars, so he had no reason to stop. A black coupe came speeding by from the left, through a red light, attempted to navigate a left turn, smacked a car that had just driven by me on my right, jumped a curb and crashed head-on into a tree.
I don't know how the driver of the pickup in front of me saw the black coupe soon enough to stop. The intersection is at an angle, the coupe was coming down the hill at our 8 o'clock. If he hadn't seen it, I would have continued into the intersection and been t-boned by the black coupe.
The car that was hit had minimal damage, but the car that ran the red light and hit the tree was totalled. I pray that the occupants of the car are OK. If they were wearing seat belts, probably OK... if not, probably not.
Police, fire and paramedics were already at the scene of a recent accident about a block ahead of us.