Written by Phil Cerroni
While making a protected left hand turn onto westbound Shady Grove Rd., a white Ford Explorer, on Belt Line Rd., virtually crushed a silver Saturn sedan travelling south down Shady Grove as the smaller vehicle’s driver rushed through the intersection in a failed attempt to beat the red light.
“It sounded like he speeded up to try to beat the light or something, and then I looked back, and I seen the impact. Her car came off the ground and (went) flying toward that pole,” said Kelly, a witness who was walking parallel to Belt Line when the accident occurred.
Deflected by the significantly larger vehicle, the Saturn spun off the asphalt and into a street light on the southwest corner of the intersection.
After the cars came to a stop, Francisco Robledo-Obregon, the driver of the Explorer, hopped out of his vehicle and started talking with bystanders.
“Well, he was trying to explain to everybody how it was her fault, and then he was on the phone walking around in circles,” Kelly said.