Rode over to the Richmond Hills subdivision this afternoon - site of the horrible home explosion a week ago - to see exactly where it was and what there was to see.
A bit more than 4 miles from my house, as the crow flies. Wasn't able to see anything because - for very good reasons - police were keeping out anyone without a proper reason to enter. My being curious and looking for photo opportunities was not a good reason. Rode on without talking with the cops.
We were in Northern Michigan visiting relatives last Sunday when we heard news of the catastrophe on the '...southside of Indianapolis.' Which is where we live. Didn't take long to find that it was not our 'hood, or near it.
Driving home from MI Monday evening, we were surprised to see a car in front of us drift over to the shoulder and run right into the back of a Budget rental truck parked on the side of the road. At 50+ mph. We stopped in front of the collision, my wife called 911 and I went back to the car. The car had stopped so that the right rear corner of the cargo box was just shy of the driver. Her door was jammed, I was able to get in to check on her from the passenger side (no passengers). Didn't know what I would find; she was breathing but unconscious with no obvious/visible major injuries. Steering wheel was jammed against her upper thighs/lower abdomen trapping her where she was. She woke up after a few minutes - was able to tell me her name but didn't believe me that she had been in an accident. Trying to keep her from thrashing around to get out, keeping her head still and away from the shattered windshield a few inches from her face, making sure she was still breathing/heart beating, kept me busy until police and EMS arrived. We left with the crew working on stabilizing her and preparing to get her out.
Riding home from Richmond Hills today, spied a big hawk of some sort resting on a street light. Dangerous world for chipmunks, too.