Monday, July 23, 2007

Wake Up Call

I'm one of those speed demons you see on the road. I'm "normal" when I'm not in my car, but once I get behind the wheels, don't stand in my way!

Well, today I saw a horrific 5-car accident on a neighboring expressway as illustrated in my rough cartoon drawing. One car plowed into the back of another car while the car behind it lifted it 60 degrees off the ground and was wedged underneath. I can see how this happened as speed demons rush up the hill of the expressway not knowing the traffic is all stopped at the bottom of the hill. I don't know the extent of the injuries, but fire trucks and ambulances were coming from everywhere.

The accident sent chills down my spine and it's a wake up call to all other speed demons like myself. Sometimes it's other people's misfortunes that make us see our mistakes.

Drive Safely!

- AV


Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I must admit, I do my fair share of speeding. But not at crazy levels mind you..I drive about 80 or 85 but you are right, just one wrong move and you could be toast. I need to be more conscious of it and slow down. But I'm always in such a hurry!!!

AVCr8teur said...

Dana, I'm usually in a hurry too because I hate to be late anywhere, but being late for a few minutes might not be worth the possible consequences. At least this is what I tell myself.

Dee said...

Now that is scary, especially the car with the other car on top.

AVCr8teur said...

Dee, Yes it was. I hope no one was injured too badly.