Sunday, March 28, 2010

The One with What the Flip?

There's never a dull moment in South Pas! Picture this: it was 9:30pm on a Friday night. Chris and I were just getting settled for the night watching Prison Break season 4 in our room, all the animals were asleep, and that was the end of that. Or so we thought... All of a sudden we heard a "Blang! Blam! Bling!" Rachel jumped about a foot in the air. I thought maybe Joey had just knocked something over in the kitchen but Chris thought someone was trying to break in. He immediately hopped out of bed and started to investigate. No sooner had his feet exited our room than we heard the "bleep bleep" of a cop car siren and Chris ran to our big living room windows which face a very busy and noisy street. He said to me, "Oh my goodness. Paige. You have to come see this." I replied, "What is it?" "I can't explain, you just have to come see for yourself." So I begrudgingly put on my slippers and joined him at the window. This is what I saw:
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An upside down car in the middle of the street!
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A) HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? There were no other damaged cars so it wasn't a collision. It happened in the center of a straight road, so not like he/she was speeding around a corner. How does a car just flip over in the middle of the street? We are so mystified and stumped. It didn't look like it hit a tree or the grass divider in the middle of the road. Ahhhh! I wanna know!

B) How did the cops get there so flippin' fast? Literally five seconds after the crash we heard and saw the flashing lights. It only took about 30 seconds for four other cop cars to arrive on scene and about 5 minutes for two firetrucks and an ambulance to get there. Maybe they stay close to liquor stores on Friday nights?
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C) How did the driver get out alive (though I'm very glad he/she did)? The top of the car was totally smooshed. There were a bunch of people standing around whom I can only assume was the driver as the ambulance people weren't crowding around the car but rather joining this huddle of people.
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I guess some mysteries will forever remain unsolved.
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12 comments:

Sara said...

holy smokes what an event! thank goodness everyone was ok and that you being so close nothing happened-i too would like to know the answer to that mystery-wowza!

sarabeth

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow... was it another scene for a movie? :) ha ha!! Weird!!

Cherie said...

Maybe it was a police chase and thats why they were there so quick (just a thought)

Daniela said...

Wow, I was thinking they were fillming a movie????

Amy Heller said...

Crazy! Living in the city bring all SORTs of unexpected excitement doesn't it!? That's one thing, I have to say, I don't miss about living in the city! Glad everyone was okay, though! :)

Chris said...

I don't know why, but for some reason when we hear these loud noises in the middle of the night (earthquake, car flipping over, etc.) my mind immediately assumes someone is breaking in.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

We thought it might have been for a movie too, but we looked around and there wasn't a single camera man or movie truck.

We also thought it might have been a police chase, but how would they flip a car over? Isn't that kinda risky business?

I just don't know.

Jude said...

That's SO bizarre...(or 'cool' as my 7 year old has just said as he spotted the picture on the screen!) Glad no-one was hurt but I want to know how it happened too! xx

Jude said...

Okay, engineer and logically minded hubbie reckons the driver (who I might add he immediately started referring to as a female!?!) was either talking on 'her' mobile or drink driving, started to swerve towards the middle of the road then swerved suddenly to try and right the car and with the sudden steer the car flipped. Apparently, American cars are easier to roll as they have softer suspension. As for the police being so fast on the scene? They were tailing the car already...please feel free to disprove him, he's being annoyingly smug!!

Miss M! said...

I wonder what made it flip like that? I have a friend who flipped his pickup truck like that on the curb of a roundabout and the only injury he got was a small cut on his palm when he crawled back inside the cab to grab his cell phone. Crazy.

Melissa said...

WHOA! I made Thomas stop what he was doing and come look! Nutso! When you solve the mystery let me know! PS how do you know Katie C?

Erica said...

Whoah! Crazy - I want to know how that happened too!