Janette Kenny

Another pile-up

About five minutes before I planned to leave for my romance chapter meeting on Saturday, there was a wreck in front of my house. This is the second three-car pile-up in a two month span. This time my mail box survived, but I don’t have high hopes that it will have a long life.

People are suddenly driving way too fast and too recklessly on my street. They should rename it Kansas Speedway 2. 😉

There’s a side street across from my house and any car trying to turn into it is subject to getting rear-ended. Hard. That looks like what happened this time, which is a repeat.

A couple of people we taken off in an ambulance. The fire department was on hand to deal with the spilled gasoline and/or antifreeze. Cops were measurely distances between impact and cars. Car trim, glass and debris littered the street.

With the first wreck, it was just good luck that nobody was walking on the sidewalk at the time. We have a lot of walkers, including kids on their way and from school. The last wreck was contained to the street.

Something is going to have to be done — probably a reduction in speed. I’m not going to hold much hope that drivers will suddenly become attentive.

2 comments to “Another pile-up”

  1. Quilt Lady
    October 6th, 2009 at 3:57 pm · Link

    I know where you are coming from! Our mail box has been hit several times. Now it is set up just to kind of spin around if someone hits it. If people would just do the speed limit it would help!

  2. Jan
    October 6th, 2009 at 8:41 pm · Link

    I’ve never seen that type before. Sure would be handy though, especially in the winter when the snow plows venture too close as well. And yes, if people would just drive sensibly AND pay attention, these accidents could be avoided. 🙂

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