The Life Unwired with Ben Combee (unwiredben) wrote,
The Life Unwired with Ben Combee

Near Miss on Burnet

I'm still a little shaken about two hours later. I really hate Burnet Road sometimes.

I had an early lunch with lizardprincess today, and on my drive back going north on Burnet Road, I almost got into a nasty crash. I was in the left lane, and ahead of me was a car that was slowing to turn left. I signaled to change over to the right lane. At the same time, a car in the right lane just ahead of me started slowing down and moving into my lane to get behind the turning car. I couldn't go right or stay in my lane or I'd hit this vehicle, so instead I made a very abrupt and sudden left turn into the antique market parking lot, running over the curb my front-right tire on the way in. I came to a quick stop in the empty lot to see if I had any damage, but it looked fine. I wasn't able to see the other two cars as they continued on. So, no long term damage, but it was a close call that could have turned out quite badly if there had been southbound traffic there on Burnet at the time.

Did I mention that I really hate Burnet Road sometimes?
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