During yesterday’s Internet law class (which, btw, set a course record for most absences (14 out of 40!) on a day other than the Tuesday before Thanksgiving or the Tuesday after Marathon Monday) the sound of police sirens distracted me briefly. They came, went, came again, and went. I paid little heed; Commonwealth Avenue three floors below is a busy thoroughfare. Then this morning I saw this headline on BU Today: Wrong-Way Car Wreaks Comm Ave Chaos. The story opens–
A speeding maroon Mitsubishi SUV raced the wrong way up Commonwealth Avenue from Kenmore Square early Thursday afternoon, sideswiping at least eight cars and colliding with two more before the driver stopped and fled on foot.
In other words, directly below my classroom window, on the other side of the street. At 12:41 pm, 11 minutes after class began.