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Wednesday, September 08, 2010



I was hit by a car in January while I was out for a run. I was crossing the street (in my bright pink jacket!) at a crosswalk (right outside an elementary school, no less, and two little kids had just crossed right ahead of me) and there was a line of cars stopped in one direction to let me cross.

Then schwoooom! from the other side comes a car speeding around the corner, heading straight for me. I manage to pull back at the last second so I "only" hit the front with my arms and roll back, taking the side mirror off. Then the driver has the nerve to roll down her window and YELL AT ME for being "being in the middle of the road".

Luckily some of the other drivers who were stopped came to my defense (I was totally out of it) and finally got her to realize that it was 100% her fault. They hand out driver's licences way too freely in this country.

Sorry for that long comment; reading your post just brought all that frustration back to the surface. I'm glad it was only a close call and that you're ok, I bet the adrenaline was pumping pretty hard for the rest of your run.


Ohmygoodness, Ingunn, that is a HORRIBLE story! Wow, I am raging at this woman FOR you!

Amy, I shall scowl at all BMW drivers for 7 days in your defense.




Oh, maybe my dream car isn't a BMW anymore. Well, I want a blue one, so does that count?

And I am laughing at Heidikin's comment and shuddering over Ingunns. People are terrible. Especially driving people. I always look at the people trying to turn by me while I'm running. And when I say "look" I mean stare them down until they stop. But every now and then they scare me. So glad you were ok.


I love it! I wish she'd see this letter. . .

I am totally scared of crossing the street because people are such poor drivers.


Good post. I don't often run, but occasionally I walk Cowboy. I've got him trained to stop at all crosswalks when I holler, "Waaiittt" ... but the drivers still scare me to death. A BMW huh? So you probably weren't in our neighborhood, eh?

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