UPDATE 12/20/08 - My niece Katie was the victim of this same scenario a couple of days ago (after I did this post). In the diagram, she would be the yellow car. She's fine. Just a little sore. People, I know you're being nice when you try to let people DRIVE ACROSS TWO LANES OF TRAFFIC...BLINDLY...but you're not doing anybody any favors. Please, don't do it.