I had been down at CompUSA and saw nothing I really liked, so I hopped on the freeway and went up the Uptown area to look at some stuff up there. So not finding anything I liked, I just decided that I was going to stop at Satellite Coffee to get something to drink before heading back to the office. So I was sitting at Americas Parkway and Louisiana waiting to go straight on the parkway where I was first in line at the red light.
So the light turns green, and for what ever reason (I have no clue why) but I hesitated and did not go. So after a few seconds I finally start to proceed thru the light when all of a sudden I just slam on my breaks and this car goes flying in front of mine on Louisiana. I am guessing that I saw this person out of the corner of my eye or something, but right as I got the car stopped in the middle of the intersection, this car going at least 40mph went flying in front of my car. I was only about 5 feet away from his car. The way I figure it, if I had not hesitated at the light, I would have gotten t-boned really bad.
After that I was really shaken up. I drove over to the Satellite Coffee just thinking about what could have happened had I been just a few seconds faster coming off that traffic light. My best guess is since I was driving my Dad's car (a Ford Probe) and the speed of the other person, I would have not walked away from that crash.
What I guess pisses me off, is that this is not one of the intersections with the red light cameras, so this person got off with out anything. I did not even get a chance to honk the horn or even flip him off. LOL. At first I was not a fan of the speed / red light cameras that have been installed here in the metro area over the past year or so. But in the past year with them being installed and running I am very happy with them. I only wish that the intersection I was at had been monitored by them.
Let’s just say that right now, I think I value life just a little more then I did when I woke up this morning.