Sunday, May 20, 2007

I Hit a Dead Possum Traveling at 65 Miles Per Hour

A few late nights ago, I was driving home eastbound on the Dulles Toll Road.

I was in the second from left lane, and pulled into the left lane (the HOV lane) to pass a car that I'd been stuck behind since the toll booths at Route 28...

...and promptly ran over a dead possum in the middle of the lane.

(At least, I think it was dead. It might have been playing... well, you know. It wasn't playing any more, that's for sure.)

I didn't have a chance to avoid it, so I could only reflect on the money I'd just dropped last month on new front struts, tires, and alignment as I waited for the THUD.


Regan said...

I didn't know dead possums could move that fast.


Joelogon said...

It was. It just depends on your frame of reference.