Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A man died yesterday on Interstate 5.

His motorcycle flipped as he darted into a north bound military convoy. I didn't know this while I sat on my front lawn in the sun drinking beer and watching the traffic backup. I5 North slowed to a crawl then shortly thereafter Union Avenue, our two lane main drag, filled with more cars trying to avoid the interstate congestion.

I sipped awhile and watched this cluster then hoofed my way a block to the local tavern. Several hours later a female medic who works in the Madigan Army Hospital "OR" dropped in. She said the man was married, had two kids, was active Army and she saw him bleed all the way from the "ER" to the "OR." She went back to drinking her beer.