Originally Posted by middie
I hate when people "rubberneck" from the opposite direction to see what's going on. I just wanna scream " That's a good way to cause ANOTHER accident you idiot ". But that'll only get me in trouble so I keep my big yap shut lol.
That kind of reminds me on several accidents that I was an eye-witness to.
I was on my way home from the fast food place I worked at. It had just rained, so the pavement was wet, but not totally slick. I was in a queue, waiting for the light to change. I had another half-mile to go to the next light, and it was only one lane in either direction, near one of the few bridges that cross the river in Tulsa. Needless to say, during rush hour, it's congested.
Anyway, the light changes. Cars are going through, and cresting the hills. There's a double-summit on this small hill, so when you crest the first hill, you can't see all the way to the next light. At the bottom of the second hill, out of sight, was a car stopped, trying to make a left turn against on-coming traffic. Everyone was slowing down, except for some lady, probably yapping on her cell. It was the car making the turn, another car, this one lady, a Tulsa PD squad car, then me. The lady looks up, saw the car in front of her stopped, tries to stop herself, and smacks into the car in front of her. The cop car tries to stop, realizes he can't, tries to swerve off the road, and smacks her in the right-rear corner. I
try to stop, realize I'm not going to miss the squad car. I swerved in the same direction as the squad car, went off the road (no ditch), across the grass, and came to a stop inches away from a fence. The car that was making the turn managed to turn before he got smacked.
During the accident investigation (which was quick to get there, since it was officer-involved), I witnessed TWO other accidents. The first of those was a pizza driver, not watching the road, realized he was going to hit somebody, and swerved off the road, couldn't stop, and smacked into the Jeep that belonged to the lady that started it all. The second was a chain-reaction triple-rear-ending, started by someone not watching the road, they hit someone, and that car was pushed into a third car.
Nobody was seriously injured, thankfully. The officer that was involved banged his shin on the dash, but wasn't bleeding.
The only good thing that happened, was that one of the other cops that responded to the first accident happened to be someone I went to HS with, and I got to talk to him for a few.