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Friday, November 12, 2010

Vin Diesel, I Am Not

OK, it's just my luck when something great happens, something shitty has to happen to balance things out.

I was in a car accident last night.

I was on my way home from class when I lost control of the car and next thing I know, half the car is laying in a ditch while I'm screaming my head off. Luckily a minute later, a police car cruised by and helped me out. A minute later, a tow truck guy also stopped by. Whatever it was, I had to have hubby with me so I called him up. Turns out, he was still at work so it took him almost 40 minutes to get to the accident scene.

OK, here's what happened. Actually, I can't really recall what happened. I was making a turn, on a road I've been down thousands of times before, when I felt the car skid. I heard the crunching of pebbles, then the screeching of tyres and a loud thump as the car landed in the ditch.

The car is in pretty bad shape; the front bumper is all bruised while one of the back tyres totally broke off! Plus I think I busted the fuel tank, though I can't be sure coz it was dark and the accident scene wasn't well lit.

All in all, it could have been much worst. For several reasons, I consider myself pretty lucky.

1. There wasn't any cars in front or behind me. I would never forgive myself if anyone else had gotten hurt because of me.

2. I was alone in the car when the accident happened. God forbid, anything bad happens when I have hubby or my kids in the car with me. I would never want them to experience the trauma.

3. I didn't flip the car. I remember thinking to myself as the car skidded..."PLEASE DO NOT FLIP!!" The damage to the car would have been so much more plus I would have been pretty banged up too.

4. I was wearing my seatbelt. Other than some bruises on my knees from hitting the steering wheel, I'm ok. If I hadn't been wearing my seatbelt, my injuries could have been much worst.

5. The police was there within minutes and really helped calm me down. If I was to be stranded at the accident scene alone for more than 10 minutes, I would have lost it. I couldn't get out of the car without some help so most probably I would have turned into such a basketcase and hyperventilated constantly.

6. Whatever damage to the car, will hopefully be covered by our insurance. So other than the inconvenience of not having a 2nd car to drive, we're so ok with not having to fork out money to repair the car.

I wasn't speeding. But adding in all the factors of that night....it was raining, plus the road was full of small rocks and pebbles from the nearby construction site, plus I was really tired...I should have gone around the corner at a snail speed, rather than the usual speed.

So today I'm on leave. Hubby's gone to do the police report and settle everything that needs to be settled with the insurance company and the car workshop. I've been reliving last night over and over in my head (I admit, I'm still slightly traumatized).

It could have been much worst. Thank god it wasn't.

ps: Maybe I can audition for The Fast & The Furious Part 4 now I know how to drift a car. Heeee...

12 comments:

ummufatihah said...

Salam Along...


Tak tergambar dek fikiran lah pengalaman yang ALong lalui tu...
Syukur Alhamdulillah Along tak apa2...
Take good care ye...

Sal said...

Alhamdulillah...nothing bad happen to you. Take care my dear....

Ada hikmah disebalik ini....

saudah said...

Wow,you are a strong woman tak breakdown lepas accident tu.

Alhamdulillah tiada kecederaan.

theotheraj said...

oi part 4 dah keluar wayang lama dah la. part 5 maybe.

glad to hear you're ok. not a nice thing to go through.

Mom-On-The-Loose said...

Ya Allah Along. Gerun nye bace!! that's so scary okeh?? Alhamdulillah you weren't hurt!! mesti lega when the cops came kan?? i dgn org tow truck pun takut!!! n'ways, rest well so u can get over the shock.

Mom-On-The-Loose said...

Ya Allah Along. gerun gile baca!! Alhamdulillah you weren't hurt. you must've been so relieved n comforted that the police were there. i don't trust tow truck drivers.... n'ways rest well so that you can recover from your trauma!!

Huda Ahsin said...

Syukurlah u tak apape Along... Alhamdulillah...

knv said...

take care along.

J.A.D said...

Alhamdullillah everthing was ok. Sib baik budak2 x ada dlm kete. We are a bunch of lucky people, yes we are. Bila jadi benda buruk mesti ada perkataan nasib baik.

Along said...

Ummu: Itula..syukur cedera ringan je. Setakat lebam sket.

Sal: Thanks dear. Memang ada hikmah...nak soh beringat la tu..jangan lalai!!

Saudah: Actually x breakdown because in shock! Hehehe...so tak jadi nak histeria ke apa.

TOAJ: Takpela...aku audition untuk KL Drift je la...hehehe...

MOTL: Thanks for the wishes. Yep, was lucky the cops came by quickly.

Huda: Itula..very thankful everything was minor considering what happened.

Knv: Thanks dear.

JAD: Memang bernasib baik...sooooo thankful the kids were not with me at the time.

Zai Zul said...

apsal aku baru baca post ni hari ni? ooo..sebab aku cuti Fri - Sun, so malas nak berinternet. Anyway, alhamdulillah kau tak apa2.

Aunt Juicebox said...

I'm so glad you're ok! Scary! I would have probably peed my pants if that happened to me. I hate driving in the rain. But again, at least you are ok, and I see your sense of humor is still intact. :)