I was sitting here on the forum about 3:30am, and I decided I should get some excercise for the day, and figured I'd go ride my bike around a neighborhood next to my house. I was out for about half an hour, and then turned around to head home, when I heard the sound of two cars running full throttle on the street parallel to mine and then a tremendous crash as one hit something hard.
I pedal like a mad man to clear my line of sight to the accident, and theres what used to be a car wrapped sideways around a phone pole, and another car pulling up behind it. Two guys jump out, look into the car and immediately start screaming things like "We've gotta get out of here!" "We can't have the cops see this man!", etc. The next thing I know, I've cleared about 100 yards on foot (For some reason, I actually picked up my bike and ran with it, rather than riding it. Don't ask me why), and I'm at the drivers window telling him to get out, as he'd jumped back in the car and banged a U-turn to flee, leaving the passenger behind.
He argued, but I said something that made him get out and go stand with the passenger, who actually seemed concerned about the dude in the car. I got the impression there was either drugs or money involved with this whole thing as it seemed weird they'd want to flee the scene if nothing was up, besides the fact both the guys smelled like alcohol. The driver was still arguing with the passenger about getting out of there before the cops showed up, so while he was doing that, I reached into the car, shut it off and locked the door so he couldn't escape, and then descreetly reached into my pocket and took the safety off my handgun incase he had a problem with it, which he of course did.
Once again, I don't remember what I said to him, but he backed down momentarily. Unfortunely, I didn't notice his window was down a few inches, so when I went to check on the guy in the wrecked car, he jumped into his car and took off. I couldn't think of a way to stop the car short of shooting out the tires, which would have been a bad idea, so I ran to a neighbor who was on the phone with 911, and gave the operator the licence plate. The 911 operator asked me to check on the driver of the wrecked car, so I looked into the wreck, knowing full well no one inside could have possible survived. I looked into the window and all I saw was hair, skull and blood, so I told her he was probably dead.
The driver of the other car came back after the cops, fire and EMS arrived, and claimed he left to get the dead drivers sister, as they're all related. The story the guys told the cops was that they were chasing the driver, who they thought had stolen the car, and the dude ended up wrecking, as all parties involved were drunk. I get the impression when the guy left he probably ditched some drugs or something, but we'll probably never know.
I'm just glad I was there as a witness, because if I hadn't gotten to the side of the car and made them stay, they probably would have bailed on the accident, although I could have stood to not see a mangled human body.