Almost a Car Crash
Luckily coming to work today I did not have to watch some asshat get his dumb self killed. I’m happy about that.
I was coming along up the #1, clipping along at about 120 (I was a bit late) in the fast lane, and figured that’d be good enough. In the slow lane were a couple of trucks. Just as I’m getting to the McCallum overpass some dumbass in an old beater BMW decides that 20 over the limit isn’t good enough for him and blows by me on the right, cuts back in front of me, and starts to pass the big rig in the slow lane.
It was just about this time that the big rig decided that the rig in front of him was going a bit too slow for his liking and started to pass. At this point the BMW was about halfway past the rig and decided that being squashed like a bug against the side of the truck wasn’t the preferable option and decided that squishing himself against the concrete barrier on the side of the road was a better option. In a great slamming on of brakes, smoke and rubber being laid onto the shoulder, the BMW managed to get out of the way of the rig, but in doing so headed himself straight towards the barrier.
At this point I started reaching for my cell phone to call 911 and report a BMW on a concrete barrier resembling a fly on a windshield.
Luckily he was able to recover and get himself away from hitting the barrier and back onto the shoulder, and then back on the road.
I’m all for reckless driving, but not one for bug-on-windshield imitations.