On Friday morning, after Jenna and I had parted ways, I decided I would return to the stop where we had got off and take a bus to the high school and transfer there.
I noticed the street was surprisingly clear and I could cross, but first I decided to text the time to see if it was worth the time. Ten minutes. I could cross the street and wouldn’t have to wait until I got to the high school.
As I was crossing, I noticed lights flashing in all directions from the intersection. Then it dawned on me – the traffic was light on the side going north because no cars were getting through. No buses either. And so I called UTA to find if the detour would skip the stop I was at.
It was a horrible accident. Traffic was rerouted. The bus drivers took a route behind the school and over to a road five stops away. The only stop it made between the two main intersections was the stop where I usually go.
To think if I hadn’t been so lazy and thought myself clever, I could have been home 30 – 45 minutes before.
We found ourselves in a similar situation this morning. This time it happened on the way to school and not on the return. Different intersection and I’m guessing that no one was killed due to this morning’s collision.
Our driver had actually hit all the stops before turning around and backtracking through the college. A few passengers who hadn’t been paying attention seemed a bit panicked when she turned.
“Where are we going?”
“There’s an accident up ahead. We are on detour.”
I had actually wondered if the driver would take us to the main road right away. The passengers were regulars from years ago.
“Oh, yes. I remember this”
“Remember when they had a stop right here?”
Traffic was backed up in a major way and so I planned on taking a different route home. But after Jenna and I parted ways, and I approached the main road, traffic was moving again. It still took a while to get home however. Bus was late and I missed transfers.
It’s possible to slow down, even for green lights. Please use caution in the Intersections.