Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Fredrickson Washington
Our house is two houses away from an intersection that used to be the Bermuda Triangle of automobile accidents! Its calmed down now after a traffic light was finally installed but for a number of years it was morbidly entertaining to see the stupid things people did.
One evening the wife and I heard the now familiar crunch of an accident so we walked out to see if we could help. But there was only one car there, sitting rather forlornly under the harsh street light . Thinking that it was a bad hit-n-run as walked up to the center of the scene, I happened to glance off to my right. My eye level was just a few inches above the top of the wooden privacy fence belonging to our backyard neighbor. As I looked over I could see 4 wheels pointing towards Sagittarius. The other car had gone airborne and cleared their 6 ft high fence without touching it.
Another airborne accident involved a small Datsun pick truck that had run the stop sign and ran afoul (got "T'ed") of a Safeway 18 wheeler coming up the hill. (The intersection is at the top of the hill.) That Datsun flew straight as a laser beam about 60 feet away, hitting a telephone pole a GOOD 30 feet up. The driver lived through the accident but later died at the hospital.
On another day the wife and I were standing along our fence line in the front yard, looking at the then-newly planted English Laurel hedge plants. We heard that crunch sound to our right and looked up just in time to see a full sized, late 70s van completing the first of many roll overs. And it was coming straight for us! It stopped about 10 feet from where we were standing. What we could not see from our angle was the back doors of the van flying open and three Mexican guys flying out, along with several hundred thousand screws and nails! Those guys were bouncing and grinding around in that stuff.
Luckily, the traffic light has stopped 95% of the accidents once it was installed. I was almost on a first name basis with the 911 dispatchers.
Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers