Odd Accident Draws Eyes And Lenses
(C) 2014 Luke T. Bush
PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY - 11/4/2014
Yesterday I'm walking to my bank on Margaret Street when I notice the street area across from my destination is the focus of activity. All because of one red SUV.
Police cars parked with flashing lights. Fire truck also on the scene. Yellow tape strung from lampposts marking off the DO NOT ENTER zone. Police officers and firefighters all over the place.
No, the red SUV wasn't on fire. The problem was its rear section up and over the engine hood of the silver sedan behind it, the SUV's back tires sinking into the sedan's windshield..
I open up my camera bag and start taking shots. I'm trying to figure out how the SUV ended up on top as if it was dropped from the sky.
Before I arrived there had been a black pickup truck in front of the SUV. It was reported the accident was caused by operator error, the sedan driver hitting the gas instead of the brakes, his vehicle slamming into the SUV. You would think that the car caught in the middle would just crumple but instead it popped up, landing on the runaway car.
It took a fork lift with a cable to remove the red SUV from its unusual resting place.
A crowd had gathered. Besides the newspaper photog and TV station videographer Joe and Jane Citizen were also recording the event.
So images of the incident made it online before I posted this. Another example of today's technological Argus.