Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I was doodling last night, and drew this (unfinished, though). Then, this morning, on the way to work, I got in a minor (though pretty damned scary and high-speed) accident.
Some old guy's old truck had broken down on the transition ramp from one freeway to another, and he was stalled in the little triangle area formed by the coming-together of the two roadways. I was looking over my shoulder preparing for the merge, and when I looked back I was careening right towards the old fart's pickup. I managed to avoid a full-on collision (it was so f-ing close, though) and ended up only clipping his right side mirror with my left side mirror.
Once a tow truck had shown up and pushed the disabled truck over to the shoulder where I was waiting (I wasn't about to try to cross those lanes on foot to get to him--people [like me] drive like maniacs there!) we were able to survey the damage. His mirror was ruined, but mine was actually OK. I thought I had totally sideswiped him, too! I offered to pay for a replacement mirror for him, but I guess he felt like it was the least of his problems at that moment, so we parted ways.
Anyway, I'm just glad no one was hurt. Here are a couple pics of where it all went down (with the location of the guy's pickup crudely drawn on the image):
Thank you, Google Maps.