So the street my house faces is legal to park on, but is narrow for the amount of traffic it sees. And tonight what I’ve been fearing since I moved in finally happened. Some poor guy driving down a the dark street didn’t see the parked black SUV until it was to late and hit it at speed. Knocked the SUV forward a few feet and demolished his car. He hit his head but seemed ok, and his little girl in the back seat seemed more shook up than hurt. But they were taking her to the hospital out of an abundance of caution. The police are here and seeing if they can get his car started enough to move it.
And my habit of telling friends to park on the side street has just been confirmed.