Sunday, October 3, 2010

Expect the Unexpected

Today was a horrible day which if given the chance, I would love to erase it from my life.

As I was driving back after working out at the gym, I met with a car accident. Until now, I still do not have a full recollection of how it all happened.

I was approaching a traffic light which was still shining it's red code. However, when I passes by this yellow boxes, old memories of my car accident 2 years ago flashed across my mind; and I told myself to be careful. As I was checking out if there was any car crossing the yellow boxes, out of a sudden I realised that I was running into a car right in front of me.

I stamped on the brake as hard as I could. I could hear the brake jammed but my car was still lunging forward. I swerved to the left but unfortunately, it was not good enough to avoid the car. As a result, my right corner crashed into it's left backside.

Oh God, I just could not believed that this had happened to me.

We got down to check out the situation. My car was pretty badly dented but his continental car was only 10%  of my condition. However, his back light crushed.

The male driver was fortunately a very nice, soft spoken gentleman. Meanwhile, his wife did not interfere in our discussion. I thank God that nobody was hurt in the process. I knew it was my fault and I admitted upfront. He was nice enough to assure me that it wasn't purposely done and no one would have wanted this to happen. That really helped calming me down.

We exchanged contacts and I promised to bear the costs of his repair. He assured me that he would try his best to get the best quotation. I would not have imagined if I had met a road bully. I have seen enough of road bullies posted over the Youtube and I might not be able to handle such situation.

I hurriedly sent my car to a workshop nearby where I live. After handling over the necessity to the mechanic, I packed all valuable items from the car and the mechanic sent me home.

To our surprise, while approaching my condo, we saw a huge crowd gathering in front of the premise. To our horror, a car turned turtle right in the middle of the small lane leading into the guardhouse. I was wondering how could a car turned turtle in such a small lane? The marvellous thing is, it landed in the middle and none of the cars parked on either side of the lane was affected.

I had no mood to stay any longer trying to figure out what happened. Too much had happened to me in one day already.

Later today, a friend posted something on Facebook pertaining to "Expect the Unexpected", and I told myself, it wouldn't have been more apt seeing this after what had just happened.

I believe, I have to budget about RM2,000- for the costs of repair for both vehicles. I just hope and pray that the quotation for the other car would not give me a heart attack come Monday.

To all of you out there, please drive carefully and Expect the Unexpected. Take care! 


Skyhawk said...

Glad to hear you are unhurt. No one will expect the unexpected, esp the bad may claim your car insurance but you loss your NCB. Take care

Dick Toc said...

Thanks Skyhawk. Just plain bad luck. Claiming insurance is a painful and troublesome experience, not forgetting you gotta pay RM300 compound apart from losing your NCB.

Hotties said...

It's a painful experience. Luckily no party get injured. Hope you are ok!