The Unattended Wreck

This afternoon, I was heading for the main office for my HOA to get a new gate opener, the old one up and died. On the way, I saw this wrecked car sitting at the traffic light in the left turn lane, completely unattended. Umm, why? On the way back, I snapped the closeup of the destroyed front end.

I’ve never seen this happen before here, there were zero police or any other vehicles around. Also, I was sitting at a different traffic light waiting and saw a bicycle on the sidewalk that was missing its rear wheel and tire.

What the heck?

In the parking lot about twenty feet away was a Nevada Highway Patrol car with its gumballs spinning. I happened to be going to that party store/gas station. A few moments later the NHP officer came into the store and asked if the smashed bike can be left at the store briefly while the officer goes to the hospital across the road to see the guy who was hit on the bike.

The officer said that the guy who took the hit is okay, he’s banged up pretty good though, he’s damn lucky! That intersection is always a madhouse during the daylight hours. As a guy who rides a bike around the city, the chance of being hit like that guy was is always on my mind, gladly I have not been hit! I won’t resume riding until the autumn probably which reminds me to charge the bike’s battery. Another weird day in Las Vegas!

12 thoughts on “The Unattended Wreck

    • Ha, sorry David, I’ve used that word to describe those lights for as long as I can remember. πŸ˜‚

    • I never go out at night, Anneli, unless I have to drive to the airport very early in the morning while it’s still dark. Given the nature of this sity with it’s boozy component and now with weed being legal, the safest place at night is on this couch I am on! Truck locked in garage too. Call me paranoid but I’ll live longer! πŸ˜‚

      • I can understand where this paranoia feeling is coming from, especially when you see how the laws are being relaxed and bad behaviour is almost acceptable. Expected, at the very least.

  1. I am surprised you don’t see unattended wrecks. We see it all the time here. Gang members (or other asshats) steal vehicles, wreck them, and walk away.

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