Friday, May 3, 2013

A sad morning on the road to my village

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A head-on collision of two cars  yesterday on the narrow winding road that goes down to our village in the hills.
The 8:24 bus to Jerusalem that I needed didn't come into the moshav so I knew something was wrong and started walking.
After a 20-minute climb up the steep hill I came upon long lines of cars in both the right and left lanes just standing; the drivers had turned off their motors.

The two policemen on the scene must have rounded up several men volunteers.
They were pushing and trying to guide the wrecked car off to the very narrow shoulders while a delivery truck slowly backed up and tried to tow it with some blue strip hooked to the smashed rim.
The metal made a chilling screech being dragged.


After the first car was off to the side, I could see the other one.
Its windshield had the telltale round smashed glass at head height.

But I was glad for the metal barrier; perhaps it saved the cars from going off the road and tumbling down into the deep wadi.

I haven't been able to find out who was hurt and how badly  but I pray for them, there in the nearby hospital.
And I pray that all drivers  will have the sense to realize they are on a mountain road with sharp curves and that they need to slow down enough to be able to stay in their own lane.
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13 comments:

Kay said...

Oh dear... I hope they were OK too and wearing their seat belts. What a sad thing to see.

crystal said...

I hope the injured person will be ok. Funny, but I never really think of there being mountains in Israel.

Petrea Burchard said...

This sort of thing happens all the time in LA. To see it on the quiet mountain road to your village seems out of place.

Cloudia said...

travel safe always, Dina.

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Birdman said...

Hey, they are with me today... in the breakdown lane.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Accidents are always spine-chilling.

Dina said...

Birdman, what is this cryptic comment? Are you OK, inshallah?!

RamblingRound said...

Prayers for those injured. Mountain driving would not suit me at all.

Spiderdama said...

uhg, bad things happen, let's hope there were not any serious injuries.

VP said...

Easier to see this in town, people drive like they are possessed...

Suzanne said...

WOW, those roads are so dangerous, glad you are safe and was not walking the road at the point of the collision.

Robin said...

How awful. I hope they're alright.

Take good care Dina.

xox

Karl Demetz said...

Autsch....