Friday, 16 August 2013
Crash, Bang, Wallop.
So I'm driving home from work just after midnight earlier this week when I approach a sharp, blind bend just under a railway viaduct. I stick the car in third gear and slow down to 20 mph when all of a sudden a silver Peugeot travelling in the opposite direction comes hurtling around the corner.
I just had time to think to myself that it's going to hit me when it ploughed into the front driverside of my car.
If you have ever been in a car crash you will know what it is like. Both airbags deployed and the car filled with dust and smoke, the bang of the airbags and the noise of the impact seem to fill the world. I was thrown into the driver's door and felt my shoulder wrench, my hand hit something (I'm still not sure what) and I knew from the pain that something in there had broken.
I sat stunned for what seemed like a few seconds, I couldn't see anyone moving in the other car. I tried to open by door but it had bent and I had to force it partially open with my shoulde, sending bolts of pain down my arm.
The door of the other car opened and the interior light came on. I could see an Asian male in the driver's seat with blood running from his nose. I aksed him if he was ok and he said he had just hit his nose on the steering wheel.
The police and ambulance arrived, he was arrested at the scene for blowing over the limit for alcohol on the breath test and suspicion of dangerous driving.
I was taken to hospital and x-rayed where it was found that I have a broken little finger and various bruises, so I am out of action for awhile.
My car is written off.