Friday, November 10, 2006

Well thats good to know..


I had to call 911 last night and its good to know that the fire response time for our area is 3 minutes. It may have even been faster than that but its good to know.

There is the place right by our house that there are accidents at ALL THE TIME! Well last night we heard the squeal of tires then the crunch of metal and ran to the balcony for a birds eye view (at this time my mind is racing about how fast the hubby and I could get there is someone is hurt, I SWEAR I heard someone yell before the crunch so I thought that a pedestrian had been hit). I of coarse grabbed the phone and called 911 by the time we made it outside the 2 guys were out of there cars walking around assessing the damage. I am such a worrier about this stuff and everyone was ok and walking around by the time the firetrucks got there. Also when the ambulance showed up with lights and sirens blairing the firetrucks waived them off so we know that no one was hurt.
They really need to do something about that area, what it is, is that traffic pulls out into a lane thats partially blocked and the street speed limit is 45 miles an hour. So needless to say if they miss judge the on coming traffic there is an accident.
I would say about 1 time a week there is an accident there.
And it makes my skin crawl. I am always so worried someone is going to be SERIOUSLY injured there. And since we have lived here I have seen one REALLY bad one. One so bad that the jaws of life were brought out.
I always pray under my breath when I see an accident. If its really bad I cry.
Or like last night I barf. Serious.

5 comments:

The Real Kidd said...

Oh goodness. I don't think I could handle that. I always worry about kids and older folks getting hurt. I would be worried sick. ((hug)) You poor thing.

Anne said...

I live by a scary intersection and it is scary. Anytime I see an accident it keeps me up. Its stressful.

astrocoz said...

Sounds like this corner by my In-Laws house. Its amazing to me how bad those accidents can be, just because you miss judge by the slightest. I'm glad no one got hurt.

ally said...

i think a petition can be put through for the city council to decide on whether to add a stop sign or street light. it takes a long while. there was an area that everyone was flying through at 50 mph when it was a 35 mph zone and it was one of those intersections that people used to cross. it was a ticket zone for the police to wait because someone would always definitely get a ticket. now, after years, they have a streetlight.

melanie said...

sure you dont want to sell that house and move?

cuz that can't be good odds for you or your pets. etc.

(((hugz)))

 
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