Thursday, October 27, 2005
I was driving home on Monday evening listening to the radio, thinking about what I should cook for dinner. All the usual stuff that goes through your mind in-between work & home.
There was a thud on the near side front wheel, the next thing I knew the car had veered to the left, mounted the kerb & began sliding headlong down a steep drop in to the bush.
The first thought that crossed my mind as I frantically pumped the brakes & wrestled with the steering was “I am going to hit a tree “.
I missed the tree….just… it struck the near side of the car & took out the windscreen, the car finally came to rest approximately 1 metre from some guy’s front door.
I could not believe my luck as I stepped from the mess, that I did not have a mark on me. That lasted 5 seconds as I got on my knees & threw up.
The only good thing about the incident was that it was not my car, mine was in the shop & I was driving a courtesy car. The reason for the crash? The front wheel on the near side fell off!!!
There but for the grace of God