The accident scene on Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley Thursday afternoon. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)A car struck a pedestrian and a power pole on Mt. Hermon Road Thursday afternoon, injuring two people and knocking out power to area customers, emergency dispatches indicated.
2700 people out of power for hours, yet no call to get rid of the crazy cars. Why not? Because cars are useful. Cars get people places that walking/transit/biking/whatever cannot. They also do some very bad stuff. I am not against cars per se, I am just keenly aware that they aren't all they are cracked up to be and that they should be used rarely and carefully. Because they are capable of this sort of crap.
And to beat the dead horse for the fiftieth time - it's very amusing how when there is an incident involving a cyclist - "cycling is dangerous, cyclists are crazy" but when there is an incident involving a motor vehicle, that SPECIFIC driver was a nutjob. Of course, if this were true... first we would no longer allow that nutjob to operate a motor vehicle (doesn't happen) and we would clearly be safe from future problems now that that nutjob is safely locked away (turns out there is a limitless supply of these nutjobs).
Oh well. Onwards and upwards.