Hi. Just using the only weapons I have at my disposal right now — information and a blog:
Just got back to the house and want to let you know about a dangerous driver who blew a red light and almost hit me on my bike — then went on without a shred of remorse.
At 4:55 p.m., I was sitting at the light on Fulton at Divisadero (the Iron Bird intersection). Our light turned green, and just as I was heading into the intersection, a driver heading west on Divisadero rolled through her red — didn’t even slow down — and just missed hitting me:
White Chrysler 300, very well-kept
California plate 6KUZ392
Driver: Female, long dark hair, possibly Hispanic, 30s-40s, medium to large build. Was wearing shades, so I didn’t get a look at her eyes.
I took off after her, and she was stopped behind traffic at the light the next block down.
“Hey!” I yelled as I pulled along her passenger side. “You ran the red and you almost hit me!’
She looked at me, shrugged me off and then pulled away, headed toward H Street and points north.
A simple “I’m sorry; I won’t do it again” would have probably sufficed. This excuse parading as a human, however, showed not one bit of remorse for almost injuring someone else. Given that, I would imagine she would’ve done a hit-and-run had it come to that.
She left too quickly for me to take a photo of her plate, and for a brief second I considered calling the cops. But given other friends’ experiences with them, I figured they would have laughed or told me they had more important things to do. No blood, no foul, after all …
Of course, no one would have laughed had I — and without health insurance — been hit by this evil thing. And as I said, had she hit me, given her reaction, I figure she probably would’ve run from the scene.
So anyway, as I said, I’m using the only two weapons at my disposal — info and my blog. I’m not advocating taking any actions or doing anything violent — that’s not my way. But just keep an eye open if you see a woman with long dark hair driving a white 300.