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Thursday, May 13, 2004
This morning I almost saw someone die.
I was driving to work this morning and heading down Hwy 164 towards County M which has a stop light... and is at the bottom of a hill. It's 3 lanes, and I was in the right, with a rather large semi to my left in the middle lane. We were both probably going about 50 MPH. The light at the intersection ahead turned yellow and I started to break. The semi was most definitely going to blow through and was speeding up. One car waiting to left turn onto M crossed the intersection and another one started.... then saw the semi and stopped. The semi actually had to swerve into my lane to avoid hitting this tiny little Japanese car. Luckily I had slowed down enough so the semi had the room to move into my lane, otherwise he would have T-Boned that car going 55 and sent it flying a good mile down the highway.
In a battle between a Japanese compact and a semi... who do you think would win? I hope the driver of that car Scotch Guarded his seat.
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I'm a Software Consultant in the Milwaukee area. Among various geeky pursuits, I'm also an amateur triathlete, and enjoy rock climbing. I also like to think I'm a political pundit.
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