I rarely have problems with the drivers at collision scenes. Most of the time it’s low key and the drivers are happy the cops showed up. But then, add a husband, wife or friend, who are emotional know-it-alls and everything goes downhill.
It was late afternoon when a male with no license ran a red light and crashed into another car. The driver said the sun was in his eyes and he had no idea what color his light was. This was a great statement, because even if he lied, he still ran the red light.
The other driver said her light was green and she never saw the car until it hit her. It doesn’t get easier than this, right? Now add a husband…….
“No offense, but I think his excuse is bullshit,” said the know-it-all husband. He then added, “What are you going to do to him? He’s not safe to drive.”
“He could be lying about the sun, but either way he’s at fault,” I replied.
“What are you going to do to him?” he asked again.
I told the husband people make mistakes all the time and unfortunately, they crash. I added no one was hurt and that was the most important thing.
“What are you going to do to him?”
“What do you want me to do to him?”
“He’s not safe.”
“People do stupid stuff all the time and they crash. It happens. I don’t want to minimize what happened to your wife, but people crash all day long.”
“But what are you going to do to him?”
Was I talking to myself? I might as well have been talking to the wall across the street. He obviously hadn’t heard a word I said. To be a smart ass I almost said, “Do you want me to shoot him? Would that make you feel better?”
It would’ve been totally worth it to see his reaction.