Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Mystery Solved...Sort of

The boy next door saw that we were home and came over to chat with Mike while I was out doing the grocery shopping.  Apparently it was late afternoon on June 11, when a large purple van went off the road.  The driver was not hurt.  At least he was standing and talking to the trooper.  That's all we know.

I had been concerned mostly because it was graduation time--thinking about kids out celebrating and driving--so I was glad to hear that was not the case.

The damage is minor on our property.  There is a strip of town land between our property and our neighbors that is a ditch and a berm that gets covered with grape vines, sumac trees, and other weedy things.  Every once in a while, it gets plowed through like this and it gives us a chance to tidy it up a bit. 

By the way, this spot is not on a curve at all.  The driver was going north, which means he would have crossed the oncoming lane.  I guess I don't even want to speculate.  Again, I'm glad no one was injured or killed.

Don't think I am a compassionate soul.  One of those flowered crosses with a pile of stuffed animals as tribute would have pushed me over the edge.


  1. Glad you found the "real story." :-)

    Why would you feel any sort-of-guilty, about an accident happening there? It's town land. Even if someone *said* it should be cleared, so that the gully is more noticeable... It's up to the town to do the clearing.

    And up to drivers, to be aware.

    Those memorials are weird. :-(


  2. Glad no one was hurt. Those kind of incidents do tend to stick with you, especially if you're left wondering what happened.

  3. I'm glad no one was hurt, and let's pray this is the last of the 'ditch cruzin'.

  4. Oh, glad the mystery's solved!

    I don't think I'd want one of those piles of memorial trash next to my house either. Whether or not somebody had died. A tasteful marker would be okay...
    But I'm glad it was just a wackamo (my interpretation based on "a purple van") driving willy-nilly off the road...and living to talk to THE TROOPER about it.

  5. Maybe he fell asleep? I always try to think the best. So glad the mystery is solved.


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