Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chicken Little, "The Sky is Falling!"

The building shook me awake a few minutes after 3:30 a.m. this morning. Maybe an air conditioner fell out of a window and smashed to the sidewalk. Maybe I was dreaming. I turned over in bed. Soon fire engines were on the scene and when I looked down from my second floor window I saw a section of white car and bumper on the sidewalk. None of the usual screeching of brakes, this driver had just plowed into the foundation of our building to stop his trip.

When I ventured outside—by this time, closer to 4 a.m.— just after the paramedics had placed the driver on a stretcher, I took these shots to share with you. Apparently the driver did not die from impact, he's "ok." I can't imagine how ok he is. Here's a close up of point of impact:

I'm crawling back to bed. Maybe I can get in a couple more zzzz's. Buona notte, or should I say buon giorno. I pray the driver will have a full recovery—not only from the accident, but more importantly from whatever is happening in his life that drove him into our wall. I've got more pleasant images to show you tomorrow from a recent walk in Somerville. Here's an image I took in front of a Highland Ave house that fits the occasion for tonight's incident. Hold on!

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