Sunday, 12 December 2010

Been in a crash

I've just crashed my car. I was alone, there were no other cars involved. Thank God. I was trying to get to some friends in the city going down some country roads. After some crazy low temperatures followed by last few days of above zero temperatures I stupidly drove normal. But the roads were icey. I hit a slight bump on a tiny bend. THe back of my car went from behind me. I remember trying to control the car, with no luck. I then closed my eyes and hoped for the best.

I heard banging. The forces on my body shook me in different directions. I heard glass smash and fall against me. I got really scared. 

When everything stopped I checked I was the right up. All my fingers and toes moved. I didnt feel any pain. Glass was smashed but I couldnt immediately spot from where. It turns out it was from the rear passenger side.

I was freezing cold. Window smashed I was already cold. I didnt know what to do. I phoned my housemate. No answer. I thought best people to call was 999. Didnt know who to ask for, it wasnt really a matter for any. I wasnt injured, there was no fire and no crime had been committed. I went with police. Wwhile calling the police I thought I had a coat in the back but searched and couldnt find it. I spoke with the police. My hands freezing. I kept mentally checking that all parts of me where working as they should. They were. I remember there were a pair of gloves in the glove box. Ones that my dad had left in. I went to get them. After opening the door the inside light shone on the outside of the car and I spotted my coat. Some how it had been thrown out of the car.

As I was on the phone with the recovery service the police turned up. That was fast. They were very helpful. I kept apologising. I dont know why. I felt like an inconvenience. I was annoyed at myself. At the situation. But mainly at my self. Right before Christmas. I'm supposed to be heading home, will have to call that off. 

The police mentioned about getting the car out of the middle of the road. They called in for a Land Rover to drag it out. I sat in the back of the police car at all times thinking how pissed off I was. Ho w I was looking forward to seeing my parents next week but that will have to stop. How I wont have a car to do normal things like go the shop. How I didnt know what to do in these situations and couldnt reach anyone that did. I felt most annoyed that I had let down my dad as he had helped with the car and I made a promise to be ok when in and around the car. I'm sorry dad.

The police got the car to the side of the road. I have no pain. Anywhere. The police took me home and dropped me off. I'm good.

I now have the task of getting car picked up and dealing with insurance. I'm already thinking ahead so I suppose thats a good thing. I hope I sleep tonight.

Most importantly I'm good. A close work colleague was in an accident and rolled her car. I've head many horror stories around here of cars rolling. There were phone posts all around me. I was lucky I missed all of this and have not even a scratch on me. That was the biggest thing going through my head. I'm so happy to be where I am right not considering. 

I got lucky.

Very lucky.

But I still feel like crap.
Robbie

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2 comments:

theperpetualspiral said...

Cars can be fixed, people sometimes not. As long as you are okay then the insurance will sort the rest out.

(I have had a couple of bad crashes where the police have said I've been lucky to walk away alive from, that always makes you sit back and think).

Robbie said...

Thats pretty much the theme I'm getting from people. Although I dont need a car as I work from home, I just want to get one back soonish for day to day stuff.

I only got my license earlier this year. I've certainly learnt a lesson about driving in half bad conditions, that the conditions can be a lot worse then what I think they are.