I returned from my trip to Fortaleza yesterday. It was a great trip, and I will be posting details in separate posts as the week progresses.
To get things started, I am posting this video of an accident that took place outside the house where I was staying.
It was about 2 am, and I was unable to sleep because of the heat. Suddenly there was a loud screeching noise from outside, followed by an enormous “crash”. Grabbing my video camera, I hurried out the door. The following was the scene that confronted me.

Unbelievably, nobody was seriously heart. As I talked to onlookers, the story began to unfold. The following day, more details were filled in.
It seems the driver of the black car was on his way home, when he stopped in front of a dance hall to give a couple a ride home. In gratitude for his generosity, the couple attempted to car-jack him. The car careened through the neighborhood, passing in front of where I was staying. As the driver (whether the bandidos or the owner were in control I don’t know) tried to cross the intersection, he broadsided the white car, which flipped over on it’s hood. The black car wrapped itself around the nearest telephone pole.
I am having trouble getting this on my YouTube page, but hopefully I will get it figured out soon.