May 14, 2016
A Most Horrid Deed
The other day, on the way to work, I noted that Merrifields Boulevard was blocked by a barricade of sorts. An uprooted street sign and a large box had been placed in the middle of each lane.
I was short on time to get to work and it was raining so I did not get out and pull them out of the street as I normally would have. Instead, I pulled over ,called 911, and told them about the idiot prank before proceeding to work.
I have had a week to ponder the repercussions of that decision.
I made the call at about 03:35. At 03:45 a young lady returning from work apparently swerved to avoid the obstruction (or hit it) and careened into the subdivision's greeting sign, demolishing it and killing herself in the process.
The police were still there after I returned home from work, and I offered a statement but had little of use to provide.
I imagine the barricade was kids being jerks, but whoever they were, they have blood on their hands.
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Posted by: Wonderduck at Tue May 17 19:24:15 2016 (XQ5ac)
In the 80's when I lived in Massachusetts, somebody dropped a big rock off the edge of an overpass on 128. Their timing and aim were perfect; the rock hit the driver-side window of a car, went in and crushed the chest of the driver, killing him.
So far as I know the rock-dropper was never found. But afterwards the state spent a lot of money to put big screens on both sides of every overpass in the state, so that it couldn't happen again.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue May 17 20:53:49 2016 (+rSRq)
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