Nov 1, 2010

Aug 31, 2010

Not Sure What Happened Here

The guy in the white car hit the woman in the grey car as she was pulling out of her apartment complex this morning. I can't say whether this was the guy's fault or hers; he could have hit her as she was still, or she could have pulled out too far to the point that he couldn't avoid hitting her. You can see the two of them battling it out in the second pic. Whatever the case, all I can say for certain is that it's things like this that make me glad I don't have to settle disputes like this for a living!

Parking Space Hog

The parking lot where I work was completely full this morning when I arrived, so I wasn't too excited when I saw this. It's got to be one of the sloppiest efforts at parking I've ever seen.

Aug 23, 2010

Back 2 School Driving

Thanks, Donnie, for the picture. It's sad to see a nice car like this getting wrecked, but this is evidence that the influx of Texas Tech students in the late summer brings about many new wrecks on Lubbock's dangerous streets.

Aug 3, 2010

y u sholdn't txt n drive

I've been out of town for 8 weeks for the summer, and the day after I get back I witness this. The guy driving the midnight blue Beamer really did a number on his car. Unfortunately, the close-up pic didn't come out well, as this was taken at 7:45.

May 28, 2010

No Mas Tequila Por Favor!

I'm beginning to think that the 4th & Frankford intersection is a dangerous one. This must be the third wreck I've seen in this spot. This happened today around 8:00 A.M. by a young gangsta-looking Hispanic male. Is it me, or does this look like it was done on purpose? He couldn't have hit that pole more squarely! There weren't any other cars involved, so what do you think happened?

A) He was falling asleep (who is awake at this ungodly hour, anyway? I mean really.)
B) He was hungover (after all, isn't everyone who's anyone recovering on Friday mornings?)
C) He wished he had a new ride (driving a truck in Lubbock, how original!)
D) He was attempting suicide after Ke$ha came on the radio (who wouldn't?!)

I'd go with "all of the above" myself.

May 24, 2010

Mall Madness, Part 2

Here's a photo of another wreck taken by a friend of mine on the Loop just west of Slide Rd (the mall). Happened a few days ago. I wouldn't ever think of driving any small-sized car in Lubbock out of concern for my safety! ESPECIALLY not a barbie car like a Mazda Miata...that thing couldn't stand up against the gusting winds of Lubbock without getting blown away!

May 20, 2010

What Happned Here?

I have no idea what happened to this car, which was hit on S Loop 289 at the Marsha Sharp exit (there was another wreck at this exact location, featured on this blog here). You can see the driver and passenger standing with a cop on the right, looking on at their poor car. If I were any of you reading this, I'd be extra careful when driving in this area next time!

Dude, Nice Parking Job!

Saw this abandoned car while I was getting a Diet Coke at the Wendy's drive-thru on 4th and Frankford. Seriously, no one was in it. Though, sometimes you need a Frosty so damn bad you can't waste ANY time making sure your car is parked out of the way of traffic. Totally understandable.

May 6, 2010

Ghetto Fabulous, Vol II

Another sighting of a quick-fix solution to keeping closed that pesky door that just won't shut.

Taco Hell

Saw this in the Taco Bell parking lot a few nights ago near the Wal-Mart on 4th and Frankford. Looks nice!

Apr 30, 2010

Warning: Do Not Operate Heavy Machinery

This accident illustrates the importance of carefully reading the labels on your bottles of Vicodin, folks. This happened yesterday afternoon by some numbnuts towing what looks like a crane who thought his vehicle and tow would clear the overpass. It didn't, and what you see is the tow stuck under the bridge. They had to call out the people who get machinery un-stuck from bridges (whoever that is), and traffic was backed up for the rest of the day. It has since been cleared, but not quick enough for a member on my team to get a picture of it. Also, you can see on the left side of the picture a pedestrian taking a picture for himself. Who knew accidents could be entertaining?! Only in Lubbock! :)

See the full story here: 
(Not fair reporting, in my opinion...they totally made it sound like it wasn't the driver's fault!)

Apr 25, 2010

Bumper Stickerz

Saw these Non-PC bumper stickers recently and had to share. The first one I saw on an old POS car in a neighborhood on the south side, and the second I saw while on my morning commute. Man, are Lubbockites cranky or what?

Apr 22, 2010

Mitsubishi "Mon-stero"

No, it doesn't live under your bed, it's parked in one of the parking lots on the Tech campus. Just be sure you're not in its path whenever you're on the road, or else...

Midday Ruckus

This happened about an hour ago on 4th and Frankford. A woman driving a red Ford Explorer tore up the front of her car. I don't know what she hit, but I saw the aftermath as I passed by. I'm actually getting tired of seeing wrecks at this intersection. People need to find a new intersection to wreck their cars.

Apr 21, 2010

Senior Citizen Hazard

This escapade occurred yesterday afternoon on South Loop near Marsha Sharp Frwy. The driver of the gold Chevy Astro van, an elderly man, lost control and rammed the back of the blue truck in front. The college kid in the blue Honda was probably texting, and who knows what the Air Fast employee in the white truck was doing...maybe he was enjoying a smoke in between jobs? Thanks for the pic, A.

Apr 20, 2010

Ghetto Fabulous

Another "quick-fix" made by someone here in Lubbock, seen yesterday by a friend of mine. Notice this person used bungee cords and duct tape used to close the hood shut after, obviously, rear-ending someone. Now that's being resourceful when you're in a jam! Thanks for the pic, S.

Apr 19, 2010

Trunk-Poppin, Show-Stoppin!

Another rear-ending near University and the Loop today. This was taken by a friend of mine. Thanks, D.

Apr 15, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

This rear-end happened as I was passing these cars today near 6th & Indiana. I hope the guy in the truck had his trailer hitch installed. I know I do for times like these!

Apr 7, 2010

Gone With the Wind

It was awfully windy in Lubbock today. Apparently, so much that it blew this blue Chevy Cavalier right into the oncoming white Suburban as it was pulling out onto 4th from Elkhart. Or, at least, that's the excuse the cavalier (sorry) driver likely made when the police showed up.

Mar 17, 2010

La Vida Loca

4th and Texas Tech Pkwy, this happened earlier yesterday afternoon. The blue truck was about to make a right before getting bumped from behind by this (apparently prego) young woman. Let's hope she and her...cargo...are okay.

Mar 11, 2010

Duct Tape

The girl driving this car parked near me as I was getting in mine. This is in the parking lot that I park in everyday. Now, I can't say for sure when this girl rear-ended someone (or hit a tree), but I bet it was recent. Amazing what duct tape can hold together.

Mar 10, 2010

Mall Madness

Middle-aged woman driving a white Ford Explorer rear ended a maroon car (Mercury Cougar or something like that) on 62nd and Slide by the mall today at lunchtime. The young man driving the car got out and was pushing it into the nearest parking lot as I was passing by. I didn't get a picture, unfortunately, as it was very windy today, and driving an SUV requires both hands on the wheel on windy days. Plus, the bastard behind me was tailgating (and on his cell phone), so I decided it would be best to not slow down to capture a shot on my phone.

Mar 8, 2010

My old car

 A pic of my old car after it got hit on Slide & 13th in late January. It is now in some junkyard somewhere.

"Sorry, Officer, I didn't see you in front of me!"

For my first post, here's a photo from the local newspaper back in September (just after I moved here) regarding a series of three rear-end collisions on I-27 & 66th. I wonder what excuse the driver gave the cop after rear ending him....I bet that didn't go over too well!

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