But I did crush someone today. Sumbiotch tried to drive up under my truck with a little mazda pickup. He wasn't injured, my wrist is killing me from the steering wheel jerking my thumb half off. It went like this.
On my way to work there is a four lane highway that narrows to two lanes (opposed traffic). The left lane continues on the same highway and the right lane is a forced right turn into a Valero refinery. Well, every morning is a mayhem of traffic since two other highways join this highway and bottleneck to this point. And the "race" to work has been dubbed by the cops as the Mexican 500 since over 3/4 of the people commuting this route in the morning and evening are illegal immigrants, or just recently nationalized. There have been some terrible wrecks on this stretch of road and they keep happening since people don't know or care about the traffic laws. Anyway, this guy and many others think that the lane for the forced right turn is their chance to pass about 50 or so cars in the left lane by jukin' up as far as they can and cutting someone off at the last minute. Well this guy tried for one more spot than he should have because it was raining this morning and slick. Once he got up to the dirt shoulder he (right next to me) he started loosing it. I ended up "pitting" him and sent him careening off into the ditch on the opposite side of the highway. I might have been able to avoid this collision. But, if I were to hit my brakes hard enough to avoid it, I surely would of caused a pile of innocent cars behind me to crash. So, since he was the guilty party, I plowed into his side.
A little paint drawing to show what it looked like. The red line and arrow show his path of travel.
My truck isn't too bad. Bumper is dented on right side, alignment will need tweaking a little, and a few other related things. But it drove the rest of the way to work.