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Old 11-24-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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Well, I'm still a little unnerved so I took a break from what I was doing. I was sitting at a red light. I look left when the light is changing. Everyone is stopped, and far back is a dump truck in and signaling an exit lane. I turn my head, the light is green. I start to go and notice something in my blind spot. The dump truck did not stay in the exit lane and is going faster headed right for me. I yanked my throttle and got away. The car behind me laid on their horn and the truck freaked and screeched to a halt in the middle of the intersection. Two seconds and I would have been plowed.
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:15 PM   #2
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a good reminder to always look both ways before entering an intersection and not just assuming those with the red will stop!
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Glad you are okay! Good lesson for all of us.
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