I was awakened just before 7 a.m. by the screech, bang and smash of a car accident a half-block away at the intersection of Bennington and Byron streets. I called 9-1-1 and then went outside to find a black SUV wrapped around a pole. Witnesses said that the driver, face full of blood, staggered away from the vehicle before police arrived.
This is the second worse accident here since I moved to this apartment. Tops by a wide margin was the smaller SUV (a RAV4, maybe?) that rolled the length of the block, wiping out light poles and denting cars, back in the fall of 2006. It was the middle of the night, and people up and down the street walked outside into what looked like a war zone, with chunks of concrete scattered all over and smoke in the air.