12th June'13, 10.30 pm : I was driving back from a dinner party at dizzying speeds of around 80 KMPH inside a city. Then in my psychedelic drive (yes I get high without alcohol), I saw a signal square few 100 meters ahead. I decreased the speed (Signals are switched off after 10 pm in Nagpur so exercised caution) to 60 KMPH (I am an engineer and I like my exact figures) but my car jumped off a speed breaker which I could not spot in the city darkness. I thought I controlled my car by the time I reached the signal square but baaaaangggg !!!
Few seconds later - I realized I was still alive!! saved by the airbag. Take a note everybody.
The same day during daytime around 4.30 pm, I was feeling restless with a feeling of fear & anxiety inside me. A friend inquired and I replied back "I can feel something bad is going to happen with me today".
That night I was hit by a speeding car straight (at 90 degrees) on the driver's door. Upon impact of the other car on my door, I lost control and probably in place of putting my feet on brakes, I put it on the accelerator; my car jumped off a pavement bringing down the signal lights pole.
Next I along with my dad and uncle were in police Station feeding them money. In spite of all efforts, a case was registered against me for damaging public property. When I was in a court the next day, I was already famous or rather notorious with the picture of my car and the accident scene in the local newspaper.
My next hearing is tomorrow. So before turning thirty I have got the experience of police and court !!!
My dad did not say a single word to me. He must be thanking God that his eldest son got saved. I must value my life more. My car is in workshop fighting for it's life - yeah that's true, it will need the healing touch of a mechanic. My car saved my life. The Skoda is hell of a strong car. In my brother's words "poorey 10 laakh wasul ho gaye gaddi ke".
Today, after two weeks I sit back writing this post and thanking God again. When I drive now, I get flashback of the accident and the crash sound still rings in my ears sometimes. That makes me a more considerate and alert driver.
Once I had read "if God has saved your life, that means it was worth saving". Cheers to life.