Almost got Broadsided!

United States
April 13, 2017 6:48pm CST
Today on my way to work, I stopped at a store to buy something. Pulling out of the parking lot, I almost got broadsided by another car that came flying up in the wrong lane. It was at a very difficult place to get out of, very close to a light at a busy intersection, and I had to turn left. I expected a very long wait, as a whole long line of traffic was approaching the light, which of course turned red. But a lady, since she had to stop for the light anyway, stopped before she blocked the driveway, holding up the traffic behind her so that I could pull out in front of her and turn left. Of course, I looked both ways, and made sure nobody was turning from the light onto the road. But as I got out across the road, some car, several cars behind the nice lady, decided to pass the line of stopped cars and come down along their left side (it's not a two lane road there!). He was able to slam on his brakes only a couple of inches away from hitting me broadside! He would have gotten the back part of my vehicle, so I don't think I'd be hurt, but my car would have been totaled judging by how fast he was going. Of course, maybe that would have been a blessing, if he had enough insurance to buy me a new car. My vehicle is on it's last legs. I don't even know where he thought he was going, since the light was red anyway!
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@Happy2BeMe (94124)
• Canada
14 Apr 17
It is scary out there sometimes the way that some people drive. People re so impatient and always in a hurry. Glad you didn't get hit.
• United States
14 Apr 17
Thanks. It sure was close. But "a miss is as good as a mile."
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@Happy2BeMe (94124)
• Canada
14 Apr 17
@connierebel yes that is true
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@PatZAnthony (14837)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Apr 17
It only takes a second for the whole world to change! No one comes out a winner when there is an auto accident.
• United States
14 Apr 17
That's true. I'm glad nobody got hurt.
@dragon54u (31620)
• United States
13 Apr 17
Wow, what a scary thing to happen! I can't understand why people are in such a darned hurry. Maybe he was not familiar with the road and thought it was a 2 lane road? Either way, he could use a little dose of patience and some perspective on what is important in life. I'm so glad you are okay!!
• United States
14 Apr 17
No, I think he was just in a hurry. Right up by the light there's a branch for turning left, but it doesn't extend down the whole road! There's no way to mistake the one lane for two lanes.
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@shivamani10 (11084)
• Hyderabad, India
13 Apr 17
The happy news is that everyone is safe.
• United States
14 Apr 17
Yes that's true.
@inertia4 (28173)
• United States
1 Mar 18
Some people just don't care when they drive. I deal with that all the time here in NYC. Some people are just ignorant to others on the road. Where I am there are a group of people that feel that they own the road. Horrible.
@LadyDuck (355807)
• Switzerland
14 Apr 17
You can get hurt pretty bad if the back of your card is hardly hit, the neck suffers in this kind of accidents.