I have lived in my current apartment for 6 months. In that time, cars have hit the following items WITHIN 100 YARDS OF MY APARTMENT*:
– lamp post
– fire hydrant
These are single vehicle accidents, as in a car or truck smashed into a non-moving object. In at least two instances (lamp post and tree) the car was not drivable after the collision. I can see all of the above listed items from the window(s) of my apartment. There hasn’t been any snow or ice. My street is not (at least IMO) a particularly difficult one to navigate.
So, if you ever find yourself in my neighborhood, please be careful. There are some crazy drivers out here.
Update: Also, the UT shuttle bus drove over THREE curbs on the 15 minute ride back from campus.
*This post has been friends-locked because my mom occasionally reads this blog, and she would worry. Also, I fear the vengeance of reckless drivers — I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before someone figures out a way to drive their car through the wall of my second story apartment.