The small SUV slid through the intersection and jumped the curb on the far side. It flattened a street sign, scraped against a pine tree, ran right over a second tree, and came to a halt against a third.
The wrecker driver pronounced the Honda a total loss. The police blamed the crash on the weather.
That’s what it’s like on the streets of Ann Arbor—you’re driving along, minding your own business, and suddenly, boom! You’ve been in a crash.
Roads covered with ice and snow are especially treacherous. “In a five-day shift, I take at least five [accident reports],” says Ann Arbor police officer Noel Scott. “Come winter, double it.”
But crashes happen year round. And as I learned while riding with Scott and three other AAPD officers, there are some places where they happen over and over again.