Have you ever seen a wreck getting ready to happen and there was nothing you could do but watch?
I don’t know why I thought of this, but several years ago I came to a stop at a stop light. The cross traffic light turned green and the cars started to move…and this guy turned right in front of another car that was going straight. It seemed to me that the car that had the right of way had time to react and stop….but he didn’t. He didn’t react at ALL. It seemed like a long time passed before he hit the side of the car turning, and all I could do was watch… :(
As a witness I pulled over. Turns out the kid driving the car with the right of way was simply an inexperienced driver. He probably couldn’t imagine something like that happening and so was completely unprepared for it. I think he was 15, and his mom was with him. He was freaked out, she was pretty freaked out she probably saw it coming too and they were glad I stayed to file the report because the other driver was trying to say it was their fault.
It was awful! But you know, all new drivers need a bit of a wreck early on at low speeds. Better than finding out the impossible CAN happen when you’re doing 80.