The other night, I responded to a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. When I arrived, I saw a male at the corner with fire personnel. Another cop was already there, who told me the male was lying in the intersection when he drove up.
The male had a head injury and abrasions to his arms. He kept repeating himself and wouldn’t listen when asked him questions. You could tell he got his bell rung and there were little birdies circling his head like a cartoon character.
His wife was parked at the corner and she didn’t know what happened to him either. The witness was gone and I couldn’t get ahold of her. After some confusion, we finally figured out what happened.
It turned out the husband and wife were arguing as they drove down the street. When they stopped for a red light, he got out of the passenger seat in a huff and slammed the door. She then left him in the street when the light turned green.
I’m sure getting out of a car in the traffic lanes sounded like a good idea at the time, but it didn’t work out so well for this future human hood ornament.
After driving off, the wife decided she should go back. When she returned, the woman found her husband lying in the middle of the intersection (with the same birdies circling his head).
It turned out he got hit by another car after she drove off. To add a twist to the story, the car took off.
You just can’t make this stuff up.