Friday 29 May 2015

Car Accident Drama

Last Saturday night my husband was in a car accident. It's one of those phone calls that you never want to receive. Before I continue I will say thankfully my husband is ok but that doesn't make the situation any less frightening.

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.

Police were called despite the moped driver protesting saying there was no need, already trying to talk his way out of the situation he'd caused. We are now in the process of going through insurance claims which is not as simple as it should be and money that we don't have needing to be spent add to that the fact that the bike which damaged our car was not insured!!

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!!!


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  1. So scary :( and that stupid moped driver could have caused a lot worse damage too - even a multiple accident. What was he thinking? If at all? I'm glad your husband is ok and you manage to get the money side sorted. Years ago my mum had joyriders smash into her car while it was parked outside at night and she ended up losing a load of her no claims :(

    1. That's horrible for your mum!!! We still don't know what is going to happen as the bike is definitely uninsured so I guess we will have to wait and see.

  2. Oh my gosh. I'm glad he's ok but I'm sorry about the consquences. Is the moped driver going to be charged? He should be!! 😡

  3. Oh wow, what a mess he made of your car and your poor husband must be really shook up. Just downright careless of the moped driver everyone needs to be a little bit more careful on the roads it's the actions of a few that make it so dangerous.

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  4. I am glad everyone is all right! I know it is horrible when things happen beyond control and especially with someone being careless! Thank you for linking on #effitfriday

  5. Chantelle, I'm so sorry to hear you had to experience that phone call, you poor thing. You & your hubby must have both been so frightened, such a relief to know he's ok. I lost my Mum in a car accident 14 years ago, feels like yesterday. Hugs to you sweetheart xxx

  6. So pleased he is OK! What a nightmare though! Honestly some people should not be on the roads! x

  7. I am so happy he is ok but what a horrid nightmare to ave to deal with. Definitely not his fault and it's just so frustrating that these insured drivers, even cars, are allowed on the road to cause damage and destruction that can ultimately ruin lives. Thankfully such a relief that all is ok, I just hope the insurance gets sorted out soon and things go back to some form of normality for you #effitfriday


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