During the course of any given day, I encounter between 5 and 10 wrong-way drivers. While all cities have such drivers from time to time, their sheer volume is something that is quite unique to Seattle. If I personally encounter five to ten per day, imagine how many of these drivers truly exist.
Moments ago, I stumbled upon an accident scene in LQA.
I didn’t witness the accident, but from what I could see from the aftermath, it appeared that a woman was driving the wrong way down 1st Avenue N at a pretty good rate of speed, and in order to avoid a head-on collision, she swerved and hit a building. The Pearl Jam Building at that.
A friend of mine lives in this building, on the other side of where it was hit, and he told me that it shook his unit quite hard.
“I knew what had happend as soon as I felt the building shake”, he told me, “this isn’t the first time our building has been hit.”
And that, my friends, is telling.
How many other cities in the USA do people shrug and say “another car hit the building” when they feel their units shake?
In Seattle, it’s just part of life.
Thanks, Olympia, for continuing to risk our lives by raking in revenue from lax licensing requirements.