Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

Prescience. On Good Friday I witnessed a rather nasty, but essentially i guess fairly minor car accident in St Kilda. I was only a metre away from the old chap who was hit. The car came out of nowhere, the woman had seemingly lost control of both the acceleration and the breaks, and she came right up onto the footpath at about 40 kph, and straight into an elderly asian gentleman who was walking with his family. The guy had his thigh pinned between the bonnet and a glass pane shop front, which broke as the car kept moving. It took about 10 seconds for the woman to back off him, at which point he fell to the ground in obvious agony and shock after his leg was struck. It had all the qualities of a 9/11 style attack, car-as-projectile, a sort of kamikaze driver. The woman remained seated in the car, she seemed in a daze, unresponsive, wouldn't step out of the car when told to. Surreal situation and it happened not 1 metre from me. Put a spin on the beach that day i tell ya.
happy happy Easter everybody!

1 comment:

  1. turns out a few years later something similar but INTENTIONAL occurs in 2017 Bourke Street killing 4 people and wounding dozens. Scumbag.