A Vancouver woman operating the Twitter handle @ScanCouver typically used her account for sharing local news, like traffic and weather reports.
On December 4th, Caran Johnson was on her way home when she encountered a bit of traffic caused by an accident on a section of road that she was particularly cautious of. As she tweeted about what she saw while waiting, she realized that her husband hadn't made it home. Slowly, as she tried to get authorities to help her reach him, she was informed that her husband was, in fact, the victim of the crash she had been tweeting about.
Emergency responders are on the way to a 2-car collision on I-205 SB near 83rd Street. Move over for them and give them some room. #VanWa— WSDOT - SW Region (@wsdot_sw) December 4, 2013