I saw an accident in Chicago today. It was on construction zone, next to a police car! The policeman acted immediately and took everybody's license. He even took out a blanket for the person in the middle, the one with busted window and windshield. I got first seat view since it was right in front of me.
The interesting about it is that a truck got hit by another truck who got hit by a van. First of all, it was a bumper to bumper traffic, so the speed isn't that high. What could cause the first accident? Secondly, the van in the second chain, didn't hit the brakes until it almost hit the truck! In fact, the pause between the first hit and the second hit is longer than the braking.
When you consider that the most common excuse when a car hit a motorcycle is "I didn't see it," it makes me want to ask "So, why don't you look at where you're going?" Really. In fact, so much so that motorcyclists resorting to wearing loud obnoxius colors just to be seen. In this case, though, it was a truck! How can you miss that? How can you hit it in a bumper to bumper traffic? Some people just shouldn't drive. I mean, if they're going to be that reckless next to a police car, who knows how reckless they are otherwise?