but because, for the 1st time (& i pray, the last) i was involved in an accident on the highway. traffic was heavy & both lanes were laden with moving vehicles. i was on the outer lane when the car in front suddenly slowed down & braked. i did likewise & so did the car behind. although i stopped in time, the car behind didn't & he rear-ended me. not only that, the car behind his also knocked into him.
we all felt the sharp jolt & the kids sleeping at back had a rude awakening. thank goodness for rear seat-belts & the discipline instilled in using them at all times.
as it turned out, only the back bumper was severely dented & part of it had abutted against a rear tyre, making a sort of scraping noise. but the car behind, a waja, suffered heavily. besides the front & back portion damage, i could see water, probably from the radiator, leaking as well.
the 3rd car, a wira, had frontal damage. both the waja & wira had to be towed but fortunately, no one was seriously injured. a child from the waja had a mild knock on the head while the driver of the wira had neck pain. without identifying my background, i had a cursory look & reassured both that they will be ok.
but you have to hand it to the
i thought i had all the essential info but having undergone a traumatic experience, i left out an important piece of info. the EXACT LOCATION of the accident. it's ironic, esp when i had a GPS with me. so after making a few phone-calls, it was one of the tow-truck operators who provided the location.
when making a report at the police station, the young driver of the wira arrived later. his neck was still stiff but i reassured him that he'll be fine. we had a chit-chat & he surprised me when he wished me Happy Fathers' Day.
ha ha, like i said, this is one i won't forget!!