I had 2 missed calls on my phone from him and when I returned his call all he said was, "I've been in an accident, police are here, can't talk now". This immediately had me panicking, at that point I didn't know how bad the accident was, if he or anyone else involved was hurt, I was shaking just thinking about it. All sorts of thoughts ran through my mind, I think we automatically think the worst don't we.
An hour later he phoned me back to let me know what was going on and honestly I think you'll be just as annoyed as we are after reading what happened.
The young lad in question was riding a bike which may or may not be his down the wrong side of the road, in other words driving straight towards my husband coming out of a junction leaving him no time to swerve to miss him.
The front end of our car was left smashed up. The other driver was lucky that he was left in one piece after bouncing off of our bonnet, understandably my husband was very angry and shook up at this point. This could have been a fatal accident through no fault of my husband all because of someone elses carelessness.
My husbands confidence in driving has been completely knocked but he can't afford to not drive, if he didn't he wouldn't be able to do his job and the horrid thing is that this is a situation that shouldn't have happened, driving on the wrong side of the road doesn't just happen by accident, that was just irresponsible behaviour.
Before I didn't think anything of my husband driving to and from work. Yes I knew car accidents occured but you never think it will happen to you or to anyone close to you. Now I've started to worry and the kids have too. He drives long distances daily and now I'm left with the thoughts of what if on a day to day basis.
All drivers need to think of others as well as themselves. This I think is a prime example why some people shouldn't get their licences just for passing their tests. And I'm not just pointing the finger at the younger generation, some people just aren't responsible enough to be out on the roads. They are putting others and themselves in danger when they decide to drive recklessly and of course it is the other party like ourselves that are left to pay.
We have been relatively lucky. Thankfully the kids weren't in the car at the time and my husband was left uninjured but honestly I shouldn't be having to draw positives from this, I think I have the right to be angry and upset. I just hope the driver in questions learns some lessons from this and actually feels some guilt for the distress he has caused myself and my family!!!