UPDATE: Oh, CCSF has a paramedic training program here – my bad. See Comments.
Maybe there’s a good reason for this, IDK:
Grove and Ashbury, John Adams Campus, CCSF.
Not a good look for this department, in particular
An accident* on Masonic yesterday at Hayes, with CCSF’s John Adams Campus (the former Lowell High School, 1913-1962):
(My money’s on the VW’s driver being at fault, but who knows.)
Now how many airbags exploded during this fender bender, like a dozen? You could see all matter of them from a distance. How much would it cost to replace a single side curtain bag, for instance, one wonders. The upshot is that the people inside these rides get injured less than they would have a generation ago, but the cars get damaged more.
So it’s off to the scrapheap they go.
Seems fair enough.
*’Cause it wasn’t on purpose. Now if it were, then we’d call this collision attempted homicide or something. But if you’re an “urbanist” or whatnot, feel free to call it a collision if you want – that word would also apply. TY, drive through.
In the next world war
In a jackknifed juggernaut
I am born again.
In the neon sign
Scrolling up and down
I am born again
In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe
In a deep, deep sleep
Of the innocent
I am born again
In a fast German car
I’m amazed that I survived
An airbag saved my life
I don’t know how long you’ll be able to watch this one – all the action is in the first part and then it just goes on and on. (“Aagh, I can’t breathe!” “Get off of him!” “Aagh, I can’t breathe!” “Get off of him!”)
Not sure if the shoplifter had an actual iPhone. Seems as if he had, at the very least, some kind product endorsed by Dr. Dre, anyway:
And, indeed, those can retail for up to $350, so one of the security guards got that part right. As far as everything else though, there’s just too much to inventory – this is like a video on how not to detain a shoplifter. (Should you let go of the perp temporarily to show off the booty to sway the crowd? Probably not. I could go on, but, as always, You Make The Call.)
It ended up requiring the attention of both the SFPD and the SFFD. (I wonder if there’s an official report or two on this incident.)
Anyway, I’m surprised this one didn’t go viral:
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Let’s Be Careful Out There…
Dangerous 6th Avenue in the Inner Richmond District was the scene of an injury accident yesterday afternoon, as you can see.
That’s a red Pontiac Bonneville, I think:
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Appears as if this P.O.S. Delorean DMC-12 with damage on its left front might have been involved – it was sitting all by its lonesome across the street with the passenger door open and various DMC bits on the seats.
(The nice thing about the Delorean ego trip is that we didn’t have to pay for it, back in the day, we didn’t subsidize it. But for some reason, these days we’re subsidizing the similar Tesla Motors roadster ego trip and CODA Automotive sedan. For some reason… Oh well.)
Anyway, that’s all I know…
Couldn’t we require defibrillators to be stationed at various spots along our marathons and half-marathons? Wouldn’t that be cheaper than getting a bunch more ambulances? Wouldn’t that save lives?
For all the talk from selfish, spoilsport NIMBY homeowners about drug ODs, turns out that heart attacks are what kills people at events like the annual Bay to Breakers.
(Still no major sponsor to replace ING for the 2011 BtoB, BTW…)