Accident Report

The image shows three orange traffic cones placed on the road. There is ice on the road surface and foot prints can be seen on the ice.

Snow melt started the previous day.
Soft rain fell all afternoon.
Black ice formed overnight.
Treacherous.
Transparent.
Deadly.

The driver took the corner badly.
Wheels spun, slewed on the ice.
Vehicle out of control.
Screech.
Impact.
Silence.

In the distance
a siren wails.

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Image credit: Oleksii S @ Unsplash
The image shows three orange traffic cones placed on the road. There is ice on the road surface and foot prints can be seen on the ice.

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #128 photo prompt

82 thoughts on “Accident Report

  1. I remember this happening to me once, Chris, only no sirens were involved luckily. I’d reached the end of a T junction, which went out onto a road that was a bus route. At the end of the road, it had been snowing by the way, I braked carefully, but the car had other ideas and I sailed across the road, hitting the kerb opposite with my two front tyres. No other vehicles were around at that time, thankfully, and I was able to drive off again after I’d composed myself!

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  2. Reminds me of all the fire calls my family has gone on…
    So many trained professionals and volunteers to help save the day!
    One can only hope the results are postive – black ice is nasty.
    I ruined a car that way… head on into a barrior! But I was OK.

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  3. This is a horrendous scenario, Chris – I was once in an accident in which a car next to me drove through black oil spilled out on the highway (invisible on the black highway), spun out, and hit me… Black ice is terrifying…

    ❀
    David

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