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Old 12-25-2014, 05:34 PM   #3751
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DH and I just got home from our daughters house, where we spent Christmas day. We almost didn't make it up to their house. We were driving to a busy intersection, we had the green light, we were about '5 seconds' away when a car ran the red light (he must have doing at least 70 to 80 miles an hour)because he was being chased by the police. I told my husband that we have never been that close to death before. When we got to my daughters house and told them what happened there were thankful hugs all around.
Thank Goodness everyone is all right.
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:41 PM   #3752
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Oh my gosh, what a close call that was. So glad everyone is OK.
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:00 PM   #3753
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Oh good gravy. What a scare, so glad you made it, JoAnn!
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:50 PM   #3754
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Thanks everyone. It is still scary to think what would have happened if we would have been just 5 seconds earlier. I can see my family waiting for us and wondering where we were.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:05 AM   #3755
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DH and I just got home from our daughters house, where we spent Christmas day. We almost didn't make it up to their house. We were driving to a busy intersection, we had the green light, we were about '5 seconds' away when a car ran the red light (he must have doing at least 70 to 80 miles an hour)because he was being chased by the police. I told my husband that we have never been that close to death before. When we got to my daughters house and told them what happened there were thankful hugs all around.

Thank G-d you are ok. I don't know what wrong with people. Saw similar situation yesterday.


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Old 12-26-2014, 10:52 AM   #3756
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So happy you and DH are okay, Jo Ann! That's so frightening!
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:36 PM   #3757
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Do you know that in the last week I have seen 4 people run through red lights. It wasn't any certain age group either. Last week a lady was coming out of the WalMart parking lot onto a highway and the light just turned green and she started to go when a big semi couldn't stop in time and hit her broadside. She didn't get killed but she was hurt pretty bad.
I know after our experence I am going to be very aware at the traffic lights.
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:22 PM   #3758
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We have to be super careful driving in Mexico. Stop signs are taken as a suggestion, and stop lights are ignored.

We parked at a beach club, and heard a loud crash. A pallet fell off a stack of other pallets not 3 feet away from us. Would have crushed the hood of the rental had we parked there!
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:02 PM   #3759
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Do you know that in the last week I have seen 4 people run through red lights. It wasn't any certain age group either. Last week a lady was coming out of the WalMart parking lot onto a highway and the light just turned green and she started to go when a big semi couldn't stop in time and hit her broadside. She didn't get killed but she was hurt pretty bad.
I know after our experence I am going to be very aware at the traffic lights.
I'm so glad you're ok JoAnn...those cop chases are horrifying!!

Speaking of the lady who was hit by the truck, thanks to Mom, I was taught to never be the first to go through the light when it turns green if you can help it. That good advice has saved me twice.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:20 PM   #3760
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Darn, just my luck. Got a speeding ticket the other day. Went to talk to a hearing officer. Asked for "continue to dismiss", I have a clean driving record. She tells me she would do it, however I got ticket in Edina, and it is the only city in the area that doesn't allow "continue to dismiss". The stupidest part of course is that the street I got the ticket on, is the border line of that city, 20 feet to the right and I would be in a different city. Go figure. Not sure what to do now. If tickets goes on my record it stays there for 5 years. Crazy. Any lawyers here? Any advice?
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