My thursday afternoon pick me up at Starbucks on Broadway and Pearl Street took an unusual turn. A large John Deere dual wheeled farm tractor with a hay bailer on the back tried to make it down Broadway street between Oak and Pearl. Obviously it didn't make it. The left side of the tractor sideswiped the median strip and trees and got hung up on the tree trunk. There was a huge crashing sound and I looked and saw the tractor jump in the air, a huge cloud of dust, the tree's shook and people casually dining at Ambrosia and the old Zenon Cafe jumped out of their sidewalk seats as the tractor landed in the on coming traffic lane. Who would have though the kid driving the tractor would have eve considered the park block area of downtown as a "good" traffic route for farm implements? I didn't. Now it makes me rethink farm hands being required to actually have a drivers liscence. Note the bent rear wheel.
We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto.
By: jasonmarksSubscribe Channel: On the Scene Location: Eugene Oregon, Downtown Park Block