Simple site analysis: an intersection where your life is changed forever

A slideshow

I put together a simple site analysis of a street intersection in Montréal where, in 2009, I was struck by a car running a red light. There was some dispute as to whom had the right of way, but this was dismissed by the municipal court earlier today. In short, it’s over, and the case was de facto dismissed in my favour.

Unfortunately, the magistrate would not allow the use of graphic aids unless they were printed out beforehand. This made presenting my case notably difficult. So to avoid it going completely to waste, here’s a taste of what I prepared (the image below links to a PDF slide show that was ultimately impermissible for use in my defence).

Site analysis excerpt from court demonstration, not used on 6 April 2011

Should you ever be at this intersection, just turn around and go somewhere else. It’s just not worth it [graphics by Astrid Idlewild; map by Bing]

[P.S.: To the fly-by attorney, Sara, who helped me make sense of the Crown's request to drop the case: you are awesome and you made my day, wherever you are. And you were pretty adorable, too.]

A green light on rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, with sunlight altitude and azimuth identical to the moment of impact on 21 October 2009[photo: Astrid Idlewild, 21 February 2011]

A green light on rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, with sunlight altitude and azimuth identical to the moment of impact on 21 October 2009
[photo: Astrid Idlewild, 21 February 2011]


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