I was coming home today when an accident happened right in front of me. Two cars both tried to make it through a yellow light. The problem was one was turning and the other was going straight. They collided right in the middle of the intersection and I was the next car on the scene. I panicked and thought “What do I do?” I watched first to see if the people were moving. The passengers of the car that was turning seemed fine since I could see they were talking. I could only see through the back window of the other and couldn’t tell if the driver was OK. I pulled over and called 911 to report the accident. By now, more traffic was coming. The two crunched up cars were blocking the middle of everything! I wanted to get out of my car and run to make sure the other driver was OK. But I wondered how I would do that safely? Traffic was coming from all sides now. I realized at that point I was blocking the turning lane causing cars to go around me. I pulled through the intersection and found a safer place to stop. I could see now the driver of the other vehicle was on her phone so I was grateful for that, but traffic was becoming a crazy mess! I just wanted to get to the accident victims and make sure they were calm but I couldn’t see where it would be safe to cross since the rest of the cars seemed to be self-directing traffic. I said a silent prayer hoping the emergency vehicle would arrive soon.
The first police car arrived and pulled right in front of them, jumped out of his vehicle and ran to the passengers. Then a second and a third police car pulled up. Without hesitation, they all moved into action throwing yellow traffic vests on as they walked over to untangle the mess of cars. I watched in awe as they headed