I just drove by a horrendous accident on Portsmouth Ave at the Fairfield Inn. It involved a school bus and a car. The car was completely destroyed. I have no information regarding injuries. Please be careful on the roads today during this rain event.
Update; Children ok, male driver of automobile in critical condition. Let’s all pray he makes a full recovery.
This accident occurred on Portsmouth Avenue, a local road. It is imperative that you maintain full alertness when driving.It is wise to be fully aware, even on a broad boulevard for the car coming straight at you from an opposite lane. I look right at the other drivers faces behind the wheel as I approach.
On a road like Route 125 which has more felony level drivers than I have ever witnessed this is key to survival.
Crossing the center line as cause for an accident is becoming the norm from what I can see in press reports. You simply cannot have any distractions behind the wheel when driving. You have to stay in your lane and stop this drifting which you can check on today while out driving. I cringe for joggers and bicyclists and pedestrians that don’t do their activities without facing the oncoming vehicles.I have been behind cars with both wheels firmly planted in bike paths, breakdown lanes. They do this on curves! (Drive up to Newfields and back sometime a road with joggers, and the Constantly Walking Man). Then when they look up from texting or whatever, dog rubbing, they realize where they are , suddenly see the bike , jogger , pedestrian , broken down car, overreact, then swerve to the oncoming lane. This then causes the oncoming texter, dog rubber, makeup-applier,newspaper reader,looking for fallen cigarette guy, to freak out when he or she looks up to see a car coming right at them. Hope they got some room to maneuver, hope they actually know where they are, (situational awareness) but they only have a second to make their move and that’s when their own distraction will cost them.
The steering systems today are not requiring the same constant inputs as when I was a kid driving a 1965 Impala, Volkswagen bug, Catalina,Fiat, Bonneville, LTD, Marquis ,even the early Toyota.. Those were the vehicles of my youth. You had to be steering all the time. Maybe that’s the issue, everyone is falling asleep, the system has been damped too much, I don’t really know, but the ability to keep the car between the lines seems to have gone out the window.
Get the dog off your lap too, please!
Just see how many drivers are actually keeping their cars between the lines. I just got a call from Doozie headed south to RI who just drove by another terrible accident on Route 1 in Lynnfield.