The last time I had been a witness to a vehicular accident (if memory serves me right), the Governor of Indiana was Mitch Daniels, Taylor Hicks was the reigning “American Idol”, Wayne Seybold was the mayor of Marion.
I was walking westbound on Wabash Avenue towards Kem Road in Marion, I had saw a black Dodge Ram heading eastbound on Wabash Avenue. I was minding my own business since I was making the long walk to the north-side Afena Federal Credit Union and as I was approaching the intersection of Kem Road and Wabash Avenue, I heard something and I was like ‘Did I just hear what I THOUGHT I HEARD?!’ Since I was the only witness I ran to the Jeep first since it was appeared to be hit and I asked if everyone involved if they were okay. I could already tell the driver of the Jeep had to be a bit shaken up, and if I recall, the drive of the Ram had to be scared. I’m 90 percent positive both drivers have no younger than 25 years age. I’m sure I will read it in the Police Blotter in the Chronicle-Tribune when it released.
I had known this from watching “Rescue 911” back in the day, seeing an overturned pickup truck back in 1994 near 100 North (Bradford Pike) and 600 East, I knew it was pretty minor yet scary in my judgement. It was nowhere near as serious as the 1994 wreck and a car being on fire back in November 2011, or even witnessing a pet seriously injuries in a hit-and-run on November 29, 2006.
The driver of the Jeep that got hit by the Dodge Ram, from my perspective, suffered a major dent and therefore the reason I am able to conclude that the driver of the Dodge Ram is at fault even though the driver of the Jeep, if I recall, turned right on red.
Within five minutes of the accident, Marion Police Officer McKnight (if I recall), spoke to both drivers before speaking to the witness. I had told the officer what had happened.
No physical injuries occurred from the accident. But for this witness that has lived in Marion since October 16, 1996, it is safe to say this is one of the scariest, if not, THE SCARIEST.
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