BREAKING: Traffic Gap Finally Large Enough for Student to Cross Sheridan to Emerson
EVANSTON, Il. - At 11:47 AM, after waiting at the intersection of Sheridan and Emerson for over four minutes, Weinberg Sophomore Samantha Davis was overjoyed to find a gap in traffic large enough for her to awkwardly run-skip across the street without getting hit.
"I can't believe it," Davis uttered. "I thought I was going to be stuck there forever."
At one point while she watched the ceaseless stream of cars, whipping her head back and forth in a way that would make Willow Smith proud, Davis considered walking a few feet further south to the crosswalk at Sheridan Road and Chicago Avenue but figured that she'd already been standing there for awhile and might as well just stay where she was.
"There was one moment when I thought I could run across the street, but then the Ryan Field shuttle showed up completely obstructing my view of northbound traffic," Davis recalled. By the time she was able to peek around the shuttle, it was too late. The light at Sheridan and Chicago had just turned green, prompting another onslaught of northbound vehicles.
Several other times Davis thought she could make it and stepped into the street only to have to take a few steps backward to avoid the traffic speeding around the corner.
"The cars...they just...they just kept coming!" Davis added wearily.
Davis's victory will be short-lived, as she has a class at 7 in University Hall and will have to face the same crosswalk once more.