I sat in traffic watching the action at the intersection. A police officer talked to a woman standing next to a car with a smashed front end. The accident had caused a v-shaped crunch in the engine of the car. The woman wouldn’t be driving that car anytime soon. She looked shaken but uninjured.
The other car faced sideways in the road and sported a smashed back end. Must have been a rear-end collision. I didn’t see anyone who looked as though they were occupants from that car, but they could have been some of the people standing around or were possibly occupants of the ambulance.
Poor people, I remember thinking. They were just driving along, minding their own business, and all of a sudden they became victims. What a strange world we live in.