Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Clusterf*** on Girard Street this morning

I hope you didn't park your car on the 1300 block of Girard this morning. At about 9:30 am I was walking towards 14th down Girard, and the construction crew working on the park had the street blocked off at 14th. Some cars had started down the block and had to back up to get out, and then all hell broke loose.

A van started backing into a three point turn, but on his way started backing into a parked little red VW. Myself and one of the workers started yelling for him to stop, and soon after the owners came out of their house. The guy, to his credit, got out to talk to them calmly.

Then just up the block about 30 seconds later, one car backed into another car -- maybe they were watching the first accident. It was going pretty slowly, but those folks seemed more agitated. When I passed by on the bus about 10 minutes later, everything seemed to be cleared and the street was open again, but it was a pretty hectic few minutes. You might want to take a look if your car was parked there.

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