Friday, March 23, 2018

Code brown

Extreme closeup

I was at a traffic light this afternoon when I heard what I thought was a siren. Then I recognized it as the high-pitched screech of metal on metal. Brakes with totally worn pads. Uh-oh.

Then I saw it: an old heavy duty stake bed truck piled with scrap metal towing a flat trailer also piled with scrap metal coming the opposite direction, rapidly closing ground on stopped cars. It swerved up onto the sidewalk, trailer wagging behind it. Somehow it missed utility poles, signs and other vehicles, haulting a few feet into the intersection. No one was hurt, but I imagine some underwear was disposed of later.

1 comment:

  1. And you had a front row seat. Glad everyone made it out alive.