Thursday, December 3, 2009

Witness to a Crash - Car Crash, that is.

Above: Two Florence firefighters help the female driver of the SUV out of the wreckage following the rollover accident at Dixie Highway and Turfway Road. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Below: The scene as I saw it through the lens of the Cricket Phonecam, 3:15 PM this afternoon.

This crash happened around 3 PM this afternoon on Dixie Highway in Florence. You may recognize the location above, as it is depicted in one of the pics in my header.

Yes, the Chevy Blazer you can barely see is on its side. It jackknifed when it clipped the front fender of a Chevy Impala. I was there, in fact sitting in the exact spot where I took the second of the above pics, waiting for a bus when the crash occurred. I was also one of the first bystanders to the scene before EMTs, firemen and police arrived, making what I'm sure was a less than calm 911 call. Dixie Highway had the northbound lanes shut down while crews cleaned up this crash and all traffic used the southbound lanes of Dixie, one lane each way around the crash site.

There were, fortunately, no serious injuries but the SUV, from what I could tell, is heavily damaged from the two impacts, first the rear of it with the front corner of the Impala, then the entire driver's side with the sidewalk.

The police took my statement along with half a dozen other people's, and then I left to head to downtown Cincinnati.

Needless to say, I'm still not feeling good about it.

Courage + Belief = LIFE


Mike Golch said...

Prayers are being offered for all.

Jen said...

Oh that is scary, especially since you were out on the sidewalk area.

Busy Bee Suz said... glad no one was hurt. Good .thing you were there to call