Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
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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.