Considering I've been driving past that spot a ton this last week I'm suprised I wasn't in the area when it happened. The stupidest thing though is that since it happened near the freeway people were apparently stopping to have a look which is ridiculously stupid, especially since it's so busy in that spot most of the time.
It boggles my mind that people would stop to have a look at that crash. For readers who don't know the area, the accident happened right on the edge of the a freeway. It's a 80kph zone, which is about 50mph? And it's a freeway, you don't stop on a freeway.
It was really surreal. The depth of the tragedy didn't really strike me until the end of the day, when I was able to read the news reports. At that time, all we could see was a conga-line of slow traffic, the sky filled with helicopters, police cars in abundance and a thin cloud of grey smoke over the building.