Well, what a few days it’s been. A two year olds party and two near death experiences, and yes, I know that they do come in threes so I’ll have to keep my eyes open. I’ll start with the fun stuff first.
Kimi, my daughter, has turned the big 2 (25th Aug). Thank you to everyone who sent cards, prezzies, birthday wishes or who came to the joint party of Sam and Kimi. Loads of giggles and laughs were had and not a tear in sight (Phew!).
Next the first near death experience.
It happened on Tuesday 26th Aug in Southend-on-sea. I was heading to a job during work, walking along the pavement when I heard the wheel spin of tyres behind me, as I looked around a saw a blue Citroen Saxo flying past me. The car mounted the pavement on the other side and continued to accelerate. It then brushed the wall of a building and slammed into a double letterbox. The impact was enough to lift the whole car in the air at least 2ft.
After coming to rest to my amazement people started to panic! Some people shouting “Get her out”, others shouting “Leave her alone, don’t move her”, one man even started shouting “Fire! Fire!, the cars on fire” at which point I told him it was only the gas from the air bag that he could see and the car wasn’t on fire.
A number of people phoned for and Ambulance and the lady, who was about 60-65, was taken away. After it was all over I thought what could have happened….
1. I nearly crossed the road so would have been in the path of the car… ouch!
2. The letterbox stopped the car from continuing into a pedestrianised area where tens of people, including children, were walking.
3. People actually wanted to remove this fortunate/unfortunate lady from her car without a second thought!?!!?!
All I can say is that I glad none of the above happened.
My only conclusion to this accident is that the lady got into her car (which was an automatic) and must have had the car in drive with her foot on the accelerator as she turned the engine on.
My second near death experience.
I was driving back from Braintree after dropping my brother and sister-in-law off to go on holiday. Now immediately outside the village that I live in is a national speed limit zone and although very bendy, there one or two over taking places.
Anyway I came round one of these bends to find a car heading straight towards me. Now this guy must have been doing 85+ while he was over taking three cars. And as we crossed paths there was little more than two car lengths. Once again ouch.
I am now awaiting a grand piano to finish me off in some bizarre way…………….
On a lighter note, as I write this we are in the Bers already! I.e. September, October….