I ride a bicycle to work. There’s a trail that goes from the town where I live to the town where I work, about 7 miles or so. There are really only 2 “bad” intersections I have to cross. One has a button so you can get the walk light. The trail goes up the left side of the road and when you get the walk light all the lights turn red but people coming from your left can still turn right on red.
Well this morning when my walk light came on I started to go when I saw a pickup truck moving a little too fast coming to make that right turn, so I stopped and then she stopped. This was good except that this woman was transporting a pallet of kitchen tiles in her truck bed which promptly shifted forward, sending about 10 boxes through her back window and into her cab. Luckily for her they came in through the middle and not her side. If she had been going faster or had a passenger they could have been seriously injured if not killed. The only real result was a truck and a street full of glass; I don’t think she even broke any tiles.
Anyway I stopped and she was all right, she pulled over and got out of the truck and cut the plastic from the tiles and I and a nearby Penndot crew helped her move the tiles out of her cab and into her bed. The boxes were HEAVY, I’d say 40 to 50 pounds a least. She was very lucky and I was only about 10 minutes late for work.
Has anybody else had any scary near misses like this?