Friday, May 28, 2010

This Stretch Of Road Might Have My Number Someday

This accident unnerved me. I travel this exact stretch every damned day, and I could see this happening to me, either as crash-er or crash-ee - easily!:
A 52-year-old Sacramento woman died early Tuesday morning when the car she was riding in was struck fron behind on Highway 50. According to the Sacramento Bee, the victim, Luther Jean Harris, 52, of Sacramento, was a front seat passenger in a car driven by Rodney Glass, 37, of West Sacramento.

The 1998 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Glass ran out of gas at about 12:40 a.m. and came to stop in westbound lane four, a transition lane to southbound Interstate 5. According to the CHP, Glass's vehicle had its emergency lights flashing when it was rear-ended by a westbound Chevrolet El Camino driven by Jay Stebley, 55, of Sacramento.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Stebley looked over his shoulder to view traffic and did not see the Camaro stopped in the lane until it was too late to avoid the rear-end collision. Both Rodney Glass and Jay Stebley were taken to UC Davis Medical Center with moderate injuries. Harris, who was not wearing her seat belt when the disabled vehicle was rear-ended, died at the scene of the crash.

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