On a daily basis, we hear the sound of tires screeching on the pavement outside our office. It isn’t a person on a bicycle. It’s a vehicle, trying to keep from slamming into another vehicle.
It isn’t uncommon for the screech to be followed by the sound of metal clashing with metal. An accident has just happened. I’m usually the first one out the door, asking one of my co-workers to call dispatch and inform them of the wreck.