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Old 12-08-09, 10:41 PM   #1
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Gut Instincts....

Pretty much saved my life today.

Went out on my post work ride today and about 5 miles into it come up to a intersection with light. Up to the point I start to up my pace to get through the light so I would be able to catch the light. Get to where they re-did the bridge right at the intersection and the light changed to yellow. Normally I would have no issue getting across the intersection before it changed to red. But had a bad feeling that something didn't feel right about it and decided it was for the best to stop.

Sure enough about as soon as I was stopped. A teenage driver blew the red light at probably double the speed limit and t-boned a suv. Could have very easily been collected in this if I continued. Was first at the scene, with the police a couple of minutes later. Described to them what I saw happened, then went on my way. At that point it was starting to get dark, so I make a left on the first left I come to after the intersection and make the loop around and head the way I came in on back. Notice the police officer putting the teen into cruiser. I'm guessing they either found something in the car or on his person or for reckless driving.
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Old 12-08-09, 11:11 PM   #2
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Lucky you! Green, Yellow or Red I always have to have a good view of the cross traffic. I take a mup that parallels the Bus Way from Kendall to Homestead. Southbound, homeward bound I stay on the mup because the buses are just to the left of mup. I go out on a Saturday morning on that route. Something, the night before had crashed through the chainlink fence, ditch, mup, and busway from a dead end street west of the busway. What ever did that had to big, heavy and moving very fast. If that had happened while I was going home, I wouldn't be writing this.

If that had occurred when a bus passed by, it might have looked like this.


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Old 12-08-09, 11:53 PM   #4
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