Accidentally speaking

Just spoke to my flatmate — who met with an accident this morning on the way to work in a 4-car pile-up on the M5. Most unfortunately, the front of flatmate’s car ran into a ute and a truck ran into the back of his car. Luckily he wasn’t hurt but apparently, the car may be written off. The thing is, I guessed there was an accident on the M5 this morning because I pass the exit and there was heaps of traffic which is very unusual on the non-city side. Little did I know as I drove to work that it was my flatmate in one of those cars involved in the accident. As far as I know, no one was hurt because the accident was caused by braking suddenly but not quick enough.

I’ve been in an accident before…as a passenger. And it was scary. Again, no one was hurt but my mate’s car then was written off all thanks to a woman driving out of a side street when she wasn’t supposed to, on a rainy day. I was scared to go on that particular street for a while. However, I realised that avoidance of the traumatic situation can actually result in post-traumatic stress and made myself go through that route.

Accidents are something I worry about every single day. Yes people follow rules here. Most of them, at least. but there’s always that idiot who does not. And it’s that person I worry about. I guess though, like everything else, there’s always the possiility that something bad could happen.

Until next time,


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    Angie, The Rehab Reject
    July 27, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Accidents are so unfortunate. Just cuz some people can’t respect the traffic rules, others too suffer cuz og them. I’m glad your friend is safe.

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    July 27, 2009 at 9:03 am

    ouch .. be safe ..

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    July 27, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Ick, accidents are always scary. But most it happens because of a bad judgment call or poor reaction time. :/ Everytime I get into my car and start it up, I always take a minute to just breathe, relax, and then start. Keeps me calm when I’m on the road.

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    Screenage Scribbler
    July 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Yes, I have met an accident as a passenger too,in 2007 ! And it was deadly.I was on way to Bhopal in the tourist bus and in the middle of the night this took place. Lot of people got hurt in that. I was shaken up for almost 3 days post that and now I avoid totally to travel by buses ans specially in the night time !

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    July 28, 2009 at 1:35 am

    I have been in an accident in a friend’s car, just hurt my nose though it still made to the local paper. πŸ™‚

    It’s scary!

    Hey! how was your vacation?

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