Streetlight Collision on State Street

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On Friday night around 1 AM someone plowed down the streetlight at Arrellaga and State right in front of Cantwell's - it's still down and blinking on the ground - didn't see anything in edhat about it?

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REX OF SB Apr 29, 2019 12:19 AM
Streetlight Collision on State Street

Actually, it's not a collision. A collision is when two MOVING objects run into each other. This incident in question apparently occurred when a moving vehicle ran into the traffic light. Most definitely not a collision.

a-1568564496 Apr 29, 2019 05:49 PM
Streetlight Collision on State Street

Ooh, if we're gonna get stupid-technical about it, all objects are technically moving at all times, we're not the center of the universe

Icre84U Apr 29, 2019 08:31 AM
Streetlight Collision on State Street

Rex is correct, at least in marine (admiralty) parlance. An "Allision" occurs when a moving object strikes a stationary one. "Collision" means both parties are/were moving. Important distinction when on the water, not so much on land...

a-1568564496 Apr 29, 2019 06:22 AM
Streetlight Collision on State Street

Actually a collision is when one thing collides with another so yes, it WAS a collision when something moving hit the unmoving light...

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