What’s going on here?
A fire engine sped past me on the road this evening,
Followed by 5 police cars,
And just a couple of weeks ago I went past a road blocked off by police cars,
With ambulances too;
Then I checked the local news for today,
—Two serious car crashes today near the city centre,
Within a mile of my house;
The first one was caused by a speeding car at 5am,
Which police had tried to stop but abandoned the chase,
—Of course, the speeding BMW killed the driver of another car,
But the offending driver survived to be arrested…
Those emergency vehicles drove past me 5 hours after the later of the two major accidents today,
…So has there been something else?
Of course, coincidences happen,
But that’s at least 3 major things within 2 weeks,
All within a mile of my house just driving to the supermarket,
And during a lockdown where you often see police patrolling the roads,
It’s all feeling…
Just a bit macabre!
And I think of all the aggressiveness that I see on the roads here,
And it’s hardly surprising,
And I think of a family losing a 41-year old father just heading out in the morning,
Perhaps to work in a hospital?
And it’s unconscionable.
Turns out I’ve been seeing police cars everywhere because they’ve specifically been doing a crackdown on speeding cars,
For 3 weeks from this week…😏.