This was the scene on Cedar Blvd. outside of my hotel this morning. The street was closed off in both directions where Cedar Ct. (where my motel is) joins it.
I initially saw this when I was walking out to my car: a rig from KTVU-TV with a camera set up.
It wasn't until I stepped up to look over the wall that I saw the rest.
No ambulances, so presumably the casualties (and I know no details) had already been removed from the scene.
As I gingerly pulled out of the motel's parking lot, dodging incoming tow trucks, I cast an eye toward that KTVU camera. I couldn't see the specific model, but I could see that it was a Panasonic P2 series, which means it's in the same class as the camera that Lisa bought for our Business Meeting coverage. Now I sort of wish I'd wandered up to check out exactly which model of P2 they were using.
Because of the street closure, I had to go the long way around, several miles out of my way, to get to work, but there was no harm done to me. It's probably just as well that I wasn't in a hurry to get going this morning, because there seems to be a non-zero chance that I might have found myself in the middle of that crack-up had I been leaving a couple of hours earlier.