Pay Attention

Jaws Of Life This is the scene in front of the neighbor’s house right now — a man being extracted from a pickup truck by the jaws of life. He’ll probably live — I saw him moving his arms and legs a bit, and heard his heavy, labored breathing before the EMTs arrived (though he was not able to answer questions). Not clear exactly how it happened, probably a rolling stop gone wrong. A lot of close calls on our corner, but this is the first really serious accident since we moved in. The guy who hit him walked away unscathed, engine compartment of his Subaru collapsed like an accordion as it was designed to do.

Feel like I’ve witnessed way too much crumpled steel and broken bodies in the past two years. Please everyone: Slow the hell down, and pay attention. Just. Pay. Attention.

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