Maggie and I were with Julie on Sunday evening for a little shopping trip to the Home Depot plaza in Taunton in Rte. 140. Maggie had walked from Kohl's to theStarbuck's because it was easier to take the short walk then to pile back into my Saturn's tiny back seat between the girls' two car seats for the short ride.
I drove up the hill slowly from the back of the vast, sprawling plaza, and that's when Julie noted that something was going on up ahead. There were police lights flashing at the entrance to the plaza, twinkling but quiet at this distance. Once Maggie had squirmed back into her seat, we approached route 140 and saw the remains of an accident.
"What's going on?" Mattie was curious.
"Don't look, girls." Maggie replied. Later she would say to me "There was blood everywhere. Didn't you see it?" I was driving, and trying to pay attention to the traffic. All I saw was some debris scattered in the road, surrounded by cars, and then one car that looked dented in the front.
It was an automobile vs. motorcycle. One of four fatalities this weekend in south Massachusetts due to three fatal automobile accidents. One of the other 3 accidents claimed two lives in New Bedford on Saturday
Posted by James at November 17, 2003 1:20 PM