A few years ago I handled a fatal traffic collision where a pedestrian was struck by a car. A few days after the collision, flowers appeared on the curb near where the body was in the street. Since then, flowers have always been there.
A few months ago I responded to the same location for a major injury collision. Ironically, the crash involved a pedestrian who was struck by a car.
When I arrived, I saw a vehicle with front end damage stopped along the north curb. The pedestrian had already been transported to the hospital.
The details of the crash were eerily similar to the fatal collision. Everything from direction of travel to location were the same. Even the bodies ended up in the same general location.
Then it got weird when I saw where the car was. It was almost parked in front of the flower memorial from the fatal collision. If the driver only knew where he parked.
Yogi Berra once said, “It’s deja vu all over again.” That was the best way to describe this location.
That sends chills up the spine. I’m glad you’re on the other side of the country from me, or I’d be worried that I might be driving through that same intersection.
That intersection has some stories to tell !
I can imagine. We have a few like that around here, too. It always makes me sad to see the flowers and teddy bears.
It also has a story about a 4 year who was ejected from a car and died on Fourth of July years ago. Unfortunately there are no flowers for him.
I just got goosebumps reading that.
Yeah, that intersection has seen a lot of things happen for sure.