Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Titusville, New Jersey
Close call this weekend
Well it was 68 and sunny in Philly this past Sunday. Can't think of a better day for a ride when its November. Thankfully this happened toward the end of my trip.
I was at an intersection about to make a left onto a 4 lane. My light turns green, I look both ways and start out into the intersection. I stop short right away as I see an SUV come barreling towards the light not slowing down. I back up a little but thankfully my wheel wasn't in the intersection yet. I see her right hand up to her ear with a silver thing in it as she sees me backing up. She locks up the brakes and goes sliding to a shrill stop in the middle of the intersection, ABS and all. What do you know, its a Lexass. Mind you she was in her right lane so had to pass 4 stopped cars in the left lane in order to blow the light.
She stops just about right in front of me. The phone the flips closed, the windows come down, and she starts: "What the HELL is wrong with you!!! Are you OUT of your MIIIIND!?!?" She says. I said "lady, my lights still green and yours is still red! Hang up the --ckin' phone and pay attention to what you're doin!" She looks at her light, looks at mine, turns an interesting shade red and says "Oh my god I'm so sorry, I am sooooo sorry." So I say, "can you clear the intersection please, one way or the other?" She nervously backs up to the white line, rolls her widows up, and lips 'I'm sorry' to me over and over as I make my left. I wouldn't have been hit if she blew the light but I was still a little shaken up. After she became so apologetic I felt kinda bad for cursin' at her. Only kinda though. You're that oblivious while driving that not only can you completely blow a light but you don't even know its your fault until someone tells you? Grrr.
After I thought about it, I was pretty impressed that she would bi+ch out a biker when she was the only one in the car. ~Sigh~ Alls well that ends well I guess.
How about you guys, any close calls recently?
Last edited by LibertyPilot; 11-09-2009 at 03:29 PM.