I mentioned in my previous blog that I'm still scared to drive because of an accident I experienced in the year 2000.
Everything happened so fast...I guess that's why it's called accident.
It was just a normal day in October. I hired a vehicle to fetch my mom, brother and his family in one of Manila's seaport. It was a brand new van-for-hire, Toyota FX. On our way to the pier, it was a conscious effort on my part to put on my seatbelt...although the driver also reminded me to do so.
We were already in the vicinity of the pier, an intersection a few meters away from the gate, the driver of our vehicle shifted to 1st gear because it was nearly our turn to cross the road. Suddenly a delivery cargo truck hit on the car behind us. Wham! we turned 360 degrees from where we were! We bumped into another vehicle which was coming towards us. Because of the impact, the vehicle was a total wreck.
Residents along the street where the accident happened rushed to us to take us out of the vehicle for anytime it may explode...good thing it didn't.
Most of them said it was a miracle that none of us was hurt. Although my neck was hurt because I bumped my head on the seat's headrest and the windshield came crashing into us...eventually I had myself x-rayed...
I firmly believe if it wasn't for the seatbelt I may have been thrown out of the window. I could have been dead!
Thanks to the seatbelt. Thanks to the one who invented the seatbelt. It surely saved my life.
A few hours after that accident, I was with my family, on another hired van...we passed by the totally wrecked van, showed it to them...Mama gave me a tight hug after she saw what happened