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Author Topic: Luckiest woman alive !!!  (Read 1239 times)
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« on: August 26, 2010, 04:37 PM »

I bet she will do very well in tricking a kite. Quick reflect.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 05:21 PM »

Nice one... those are city-dweller reflexes for sure ! Or a teflon suit maybe ?

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 06:25 PM »

I was in almost an identical situation a couple of years ago, except not as close as that lady's experience. I can remember the shock well - plus hollow stomach and numb mindless wandering around. I was thinking about the drivers' safety and how bad it could have been personally. It wasn't quite an out-of-body experience for me, but she must have been closer to that than I was. It was a Twilight Zone feeling - definitely not Zen - but similar in a way.

The traffic light changed and I was just stepping into the cross walk with one foot still on the curb. I didn't see the collision, but the noise got my attention. The car in the van's position stayed in the intersection so I had to step back on the sidewalk to miss being hit by it if it kept rolling. The other car went behind me and down the sidewalk to the right and coasted to a stop without hitting anything. As she was going past me I saw the air bag and powder was in her face, so she couldn't have steered even if she had the mental capacity at that point.

The part I found as dark humor, later, was that I decided to stay in line with the traffic light pole in the sidewalk. Before the car got to my position, I was thinking the lady was intentionally steering down the sidewalk in order to go between the pole and building - I didn't want to get in her way. However, I was standing on the vehicle side of the pole and would have been squashed if the car hit the pole instead of going down the sidewalk. DOH!

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