This happened two blocks down the road from me, at the intersection of a local road and a state highway. These accidents keep happening, one or two per year, and they are not fender-benders. They are “OMG, did anyone get killed? Can I help somehow before the EMTs get here?” kind of vehicle crashes. This time, the victim had to be pulled out the front of a building, and the vehicle. Prayers up for the driver.
It’s a really bad intersection that crosses at a very acute angle, with buildings in the way that block your view until you nose out a little. Locals know all about that intersection, but the thru traffic on the highway that doesn’t drive it daily has no clue about that curve before the intersection. The speed is way too high through there — 25mph on the side street with stop signs, but what used to be 55mph on the highway through there, with a little paint now on the road saying “SLOW 40MPH” is a joke. If you are going to get hit at that intersection, it’s going to be by someone going highway speed.