Failing to merge properly with traffic is said to be the cause of a very loud accident just north of Sparks Boulevard and Lincoln Way Saturday afternoon.
A young lady driver in an orange Subaru left the east end of the shopping center using a short merging lane onto Sparks Boulevard. As she accelerated, her car collided with a Cadillac sedan in the right hand travel lane. The impact was enough to send the Subaru rolling furiously southbound on Sparks, until finally coming to rest on its wheels. Fortunately the young lady driver was wearing her seat belt and her vehicle’s large air bags kept her bundled up as the car rolled over and over down Sparks Boulevard. For a time, her right leg was trapped but she eventually freed herself.
Driver of the other car, whose vehicle was also badly damaged, was not injured.
Police say that short acceleration lanes should be treated much like a stop sign – enter them and accelerate only when there is enough space between your car and the one coming down the road.