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January 10, 2011 An open letter to Chief Diaz
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Open Letter to Chief Diaz

At about 10:15 a.m. on November 30th I was traveling Westbound on the West Seattle bridge and noticed a car on the Eastbound side stopped precariously in the merging
triangle. The car had its emergency lights flashing and because the merging triangle was unusually narrow, the car was startling the triangle lines while partially blocking the right lane of the bridge and the merging lane from Avalon Way. I saw that the car was occupied, but given that there was no safe place for me to stop, I continued on my way.

I had time to go to the junction Safeway for some groceries, buy lunch and drop off the produce at our Genesee home, when my wife called and asked if I had time to meet her for lunch in Tukwila. On my way Eastbound across the bridge more than an hour later, I was shocked to see the same car, still occupied, parked in the same precarious position with traffic bowing around it.

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