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Car Crash

Tuesday April 24, 2007

Photo by Gar Smith 

As car crashes go, this one on Sunday on Miramonte Court was both spectacular and nearly pristine. No shattered glass; no rubble in the roadway. One car totaled, one barely scratched. One neighbor lost control of her car, tried to hit the brakes but hit the gas pedal instead and hit a neighbor’s parked car across the street. The driver was not hurt. The neighbors gathered, along with curious passersby, chairs were set up on the lawn and a mini-block party ensued while the two car owners waited for the police to arrive. One neighbor remarked: “This is a fitting way to celebrate Earth Day—taking two cars off the road.” 

—Gar Smith