We don’t get very many traffic accidents in Ferndale. First the town is only 1 square mile so we don’t have many roads. Second we don’t have any signals, and most of the roads are only 25mph, so chances for wrecks is pretty minimal. So when the FVFD responded to a call for a wreck on Meridian Road requiring extrication, my first thought was “huh?”, how does some one crash hard enough on that road to require extrication.
Meridian Road is a flat but bumpy, straight road with pretty good visibility. Coming up to the scene I was further confused because it looked like this Mustang had been T-boned by a fullsized Ford pickup truck. Now normally you see T-bones in intersections, but this was in the middle of a straight road. So then I thought maybe the Mustang backed out of a driveway, but the position of the vehicles didn’t make sense for that to be the case. What did happen is that the Mustang, (probably racing another vehicle that left the scene) was doing at least 100mph and skidded sideways off the road, plowing into the parked truck with enough force to move the truck 30 feet or so, and push the passenger side door almost to the middle of the car. Both the passenger and the driver of the Mustang survived, which I think surprised everyone who inspected the wreckage.