Took off and headed home. Tried to time around the Hammond traffic snarl but it didn't work out. However traffic moved nicely and we were home by 6:15pm.
After 2100 miles the only traffic accident occurred was 15 minutes from home.
We were on the exit ramp from 290 to Thorndale Avenue. Two lanes turning left. We were in the left lane second from the light. Turns green and after a few seconds we start to move. The car in the right lane and first at the light gets hit by someone running the light. This was 3 or 4 seconds after we got the green.
Made it home, ordered some pizza, and collapsed.
No place like home.