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or almost get badly hurt.<br><br>
So I'm driving home from Stitch 'n' Bitch just now down a major, well-lit road in my town. Up ahead, I see someone crossing on a crosswalk, though they definitely don't have the "walk" sign as our light is green. He's well out of my lane, but I notice that on the other side, the car coming in my direction doesn't seem to see that there's someone in the crosswalk. And he doesn't slow down. and doesn't slow down. And I swear to G-d if that walker hadn't sucked in his breath and rocked on his heels...I thought for sure I was about to see a body flying through the air!!
 

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The girls and I were coming home from Philly on a rainy Sunday a couple of years ago.<br><br>
This a-hole comes flying up our butt in his little tuner; he slides right, and punches it to pass us on the right; except, just as he's straightening out, his real wheels lose it and he fishtails. He's at 90 degrees and looking at my daughter in the back seat. I look back at her and can see the panic in his eyes. I can almost hear the girls in his car yelling at him as he continues his spin and hits the curb backwards at about 70.<br><br>
The front end comes up and in a blink the little black Accord is on its back.<br><br>
"I hope they went to church today," my daughter says, "because they're all dead now."
 

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Hope you are okay. As a runner, I am always watchful when crossing streets even when I'm in a crosswalk. You never know if a driver sees you or not.<br><br>
Be glad you didn't see someone get killed. I saw someone get killed back in 1991. 18 year old kid. Motorcycle accident.
 

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that mightve been me! I tend to 'almost die' a few times a week. Usually I'll wait for the green at the busier intersections, but inevitably someone will decide to turn without looking and try to nail me. Yay for commuting on foot!
 

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What is a 'Stitch n' Bitch?'
 

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Yep, Girl had one on Monday.<br><br>
A couple of weeks ago, the guy in the car in front of me would have been dead if he'd been 2 seconds faster responding to a light. He had the green, but the guy barreling through apparently didn't notice that his was read.<br><br>
Funny, how even when nothing happens, your body goes into OMG!!!
 

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My best friend's father in law was driving down a highway in Dallas the other day, on his way to work, when traffic slowed to a stop. The guy behind him didn't seem to be slowing down, so he quickly moved out of the way. The guy behind him slammed into the car that was originally in front of the FIL. The people ahead of him were seriously hurt, and he feels really guilty about it, though when you are in an adrenaline rush, you really are just trying to protect yourself.
 
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