To the Shit Who Almost Killed Me Tonight,
Laurenellen McCann!!
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A year after moving to DC I was hit by a police cruiser crossing 7th Ave on the Mall as it ran a light at night. Noticed just in time and rolled over the hood instead of under the wheels. No real damage, cop said he just hadn’t seen me there, despite my lights and reflective jacket. Not sure if that’s better or worse than him making a bad calculated decision to try and get ahead of me. Gave me a card and said to call with any questions (what?). Then he said sorry and drove away as a bunch of people in cars shrugged and went about their business like nbd. It was one of those moments where you’re like, “…oh my god, is this how it is??”

also http://metrocosm.com/map-every-fatal-traffic-accident-in-the-u-s-2004-2013/ :D