Monday, March 18, 2013

Illegally Parked

It was a Saturday evening, and I was cycling home from work in some light snow/sleet/hail mix.  Wissahickon Creek trail runs parallel to Lincoln Drive, a very twisty narrow road that is extremely accident prone.  The speed limit is 25mph, but most people drive in excess of 40 on it, regardless of roadway conditions.  As I spotted police lights in the distance I figure it was just another driver who blasted through a turn and spun out.  NOPE!
This person managed to punch through the guardrail into the creek.  I stopped for a while to watch them try and pull it out with a tow truck.  They weren't having the easiest time.
There were 2 officers in dry suits in the water assisting the tow company.  One of the officers crosses the creek close enough to address myself and the few other onlookers.  He begins-
"I just want you folks to know..."
(at this point I assume he's going to say something along the lines of people driving too fast when its wet out blah blah blah)
but he proceeds with-
"this person is illegally parked, and he will be issued a parking ticket."

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