Scary ‘Spinning’ Sensation
Taken from my journal with a few edits:
I’ve never been so thankful in my whole entire life. This past Tuesday, my car spun around twice (taking up like 3 lanes which included the emergency lane) and my car almost fell off the freeway, and when my car finally stopped spinning, I was facing the oncoming traffic. I was like “Oh my God, please, don’t hit me.” Thank God for miracles like this. No car hit me, no scratch, just simply nothing. Except I’m quite shaken up a bit. I haven’t the slightest clue how I was so calm during that time. I didn’t even panic at all. My hands did all the work and I was able to control the car when it was spinning (desperate measures call for desperate times really).
And this was all because a car was about to hit the front fender near the driver’s side (like several inches away!).
The reason why I mentioned this from my journal was because I usually see at least ONE car accident from I-45 towards Downtown (or vice versa) every week. And there are lots of reasons why car accidents can happen, ranging from drunk driving to sleep drowsiness to people rushing because they’re late for something important.
For example, I think it was about two weeks ago when I saw a car completely flipped over with its wheels rolling in the air close to 8:30 in the morning. Ironically and sadly, this accident happened less than a block away from St. Joseph’s Hospital. I hope whoever was under there is okay. A very depressing situation.
Just yesterday, I read an article from Khou.com about how another person was killed by a car accident. She was a family member of one of my friends from high school. Her family has my complete sympathies and prayers.
What makes it even more disappointing is that Houston is taking the lead in almost everything (both the good and the bad? Or is it more bad than good?).
According to the article, it says Harris County is leading the nation in drunk driving. That means Houston gets pulled up there too. And we all know how crazy drivers can be in Houston. Ugh, not to mention how bad traffic is.
So, what is everyone’s experience(s) with car accidents in general? I think my experience was encountering a typical road rage driver.
Don’t worry. I’m fine. I just realized that I could’ve almost died. (There were so many cars! All the headlights in my line of vision, because my car was backwards facing an army of cars!) When I finally got off the freeway, I was still so in shock that I didn’t know whether I should cry with joy to be alive or with the fact that I could’ve never survived through something like this. It’s just another scary thing to remember (among a few other things) for the rest of my life.
(Taken from my journal with a few edits.)
Please drive courteously. Tell your friends and loved ones to drive responsibly. It’ll keep Houston streets less frightening.