My beat. (Downtown, downtown.) 12:02am. this morning. Police chase ended right in from of my lens with an big accident. I caught it all. I first heard the sirens that sounded like a police chase. (I have lived downtown long enough now to know the difference.) Heard the loud crash (was not looking in that exact direction at that moment so I did not actually see it happen) and bingo I am looking at the end of the short chase and an overturned car and at least one other car involved. I took 40 good pictures. Narrowed them down to 14 that tell an obvious story. As I don't want to bog the Forum down with 14 pictures of this I am going to disseminate in this fashion... post them all to my FLICKR account and give you a link if you are interested in them. If you are not that interested, I am posting 7 of them here in TV Land.
The link is a slide show. A slide show sounds a little to festive for a crash scene but it is the only way for non FLICKR account holders to see larger image sizes. (I could be wrong here.) You can stop the slide show to look in more detail. I have looked a lot. Believe me, there is a story to every one of these 14 shots.
For example. Crash just occurred. Cop checking on the driver. (alleged bad guy) . Cop point a gun at the guy getting out. Giving him a sobriety test. Cuffing him. Questioning him in the car. Putting driver on stretcher. Clean up.
Here is the link. As always, click the arrows button in bottom right to fill your screen.http://flickr.com/ph...213470799/show/
For those that don't want to divert to my FLICKR account, here are 7 shots.
First minute after end of chase. (Crash one) Cops checking on guy.
In front of Blackstone. (Corner Bakery)
Come out with your hands up. (Back side of car)
You're in a heap of trouble buddy!
You are headed downtown pal! (wait, I am already downtown?)
After 20 minutes, the bad guy decides he is injured. Away he goes. (Still cuffed) here is the blurry one I need not mask.
Clean up on isle 5