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way to go beige SUV

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by doberman, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. doberman

    doberman New Member

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    I just had the biggest scare in quite a while.
    It's about 10 AM this morning and I'm jogging north on Glebe View. Bright day and I'm easy to see. As I cross Vestals Gap there is a middle age guy in a beige/gold SUV driving up the hill. I enter the intersection before he reaches the point where he ought to slow down for the stop sign. But he never slows down, barrels through the intersection to make a left turn at full speed and almost ran me over. I had to jump out of the way, and only was missed by about 3 inches. This was the most reckless driving I have ever personally witnessed. He never saw me until I yelled as I jumped away (unless he was actually trying to hit me). I just hope it scared him as much as it scared me.

    On the bright side, I got a huge adrenaline rush and finished the run pretty strong.
     
  2. Che11ez

    Che11ez Active Member

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    some people :(
     
  3. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    this is why i stay on the COUCH. no one has ever almost hit me with an SUV while my lazy tukkus is parked on a lazy boy... lol
    o_O
     
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  4. d_kodali

    d_kodali New Member

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    The only safe way for pedestrians to cross an intersection these days is when drivers completely stop at stop sign and wave at them to cross.
     
  5. Rhaegar

    Rhaegar Member

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    This is just down the street from me and what I'm seeing every day. Definitely an uptick of "young and stupid" since summer began. Home from college I guess. Just a matter of time until someone accidentally drops their phone into their coffee and mows over some kids.
     
  6. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    Doberman's near miss is from "a middle aged guy", so he must be a professor at said college..... :)
     
  7. Rhaegar

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    There was a transition. I was making a general statement about the traffic.
     
  8. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    Sorry! I dropped my phone in my coffee and missed the transition! ;)
     
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