Seven Day Look at Vegas Bob's Journey - Please Buckle up! (part one) 5-17-2009

Industry Observer

Photograph by Robert Swetz

 (Please Buckle up) and please respect the road!

 This is not a very good sight to see and when I drove by I had to come back for a double take.

 I came across this sight 30 miles south of Goldfield Nevada on Hwy 95 headed north towards Reno.

 I really don't like when people put all this garbage on the sides of the roads and take away the natural look, but this may be an exception!

 You might not be able to see all the crosses but there are (Five) with t-shirts hanging over the crosses, children. There are (Two) larger crosses on the far left, adults and (Two) little crosses in between that may have been babies.

 I am not sure what really happened here, but knowing this road as a two lane here is what I think!

 Van full of kids, mother, father and children headed to a soccer game driving in a (Van) either trying to pass another car or maybe person in on coming vehicle asleep at the wheel/ drunk driving hit a semi-truck head on and killed all of them at the location.

 After taking these photographs, I closed my eyes and prayed for all the people and children that died a very sad death and they will be missed by many.

 There are signs on the both sides of the road for about 117 miles where you have to drive with your head lights on during the day.

 (Below) is a photograph of the soccer t-shirt that is over the crosses and this blog has been posted to localism, so if anyone knows the real story please comment.

Photograph by Robert Swetz

 Story & photographs by Robert Swetz ( Vegas Bob)

 This photograph might seem a little fuzzy, it's because I re-sized it so copy pirates can't steal it.

These photographs were taken by Robert Swetz 5-16-2009 - duplication is prohibited by copyright laws - all rights are reserved.

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Comments (7)

Kat DeLong
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ

so sad.... speed seatbelts kill. 

May 17, 2009 03:24 AM
Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

Robert, that is a very sad sight. That poor family.... or soccer team.

May 17, 2009 03:48 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

this is awful. good you said a prayer

May 17, 2009 04:43 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Very sad photo with a very powerful message.  Thanks for sharing and for your heartfelt thoughts.

May 17, 2009 06:44 AM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

These always make me so sad.  This does look like an entire family or two. 

May 17, 2009 07:49 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I can understand the crosses, but it looks like there is a lot of trash around them, too.

May 18, 2009 04:30 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

  I would like to thank every one for their comments and your comments are very important to me. If for any reason you ask me a question in your comment and I do not come back with a reply to your comment please send me a email.

  I write about so many different things and post so many photographs that I lose track. It's very important to me to interact with Activerain Members when they are commenting on my posts!

 Once again thanks for your comments and "Have a wonderful day"


Sep 09, 2009 04:57 PM