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I just almost had my first significant car accident. Wet roads. A guy on a motorbike riding in the opposite direction fell off his bike and in front of my car.

Fortunately there was nobody in the lane beside me. Fortunately my car handles well in the wet. Fortunately I was going about 6k under the limit. Fortunately I happened to be looking at him when he fell.

Fortunately. Very fortunately.

I'm a little shaken, though probably not as badly shaken as the guy who fell off his bike.

Current Mood:
shaken
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On December 12th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC), nattfink commented:
God, I've always had an irrational fear of that happening to me while I'm driving. Turns out maybe it's not so irrational after all.... Glad to hear it all turned out ok.

Thanks for exam results congrats too. And same to you might I add!
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On December 12th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC), ultraviolencia replied:
It didn't hit me until afterwards what had happened; I couldn't even stop because it was the middle of a busy road. The guy was fine, I saw him get up and the car behind me stopped to see if he was okay. It wasn't til I got home that I became a "wow, I nearly killed somebody" nervous wreck, though probably not as badly as the guy on/off the bike.

And thanks! I get the final honours result tomorrow. My supervisor has been sending me encouraging messages all day, suggesting that I will be very impressed with my grades, but I'm not celebrating until I see H1 on the screen... :)
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On December 12th, 2008 08:58 am (UTC), weasels_of_fire commented:
Oh, dollink, that must have been scary. Good that no-one's hurt, though. I loathe driving in the rain; I did something similar years ago and both myself and the near-afflicted managed to summon up full-blown panic attacks right there on the road.

Make ye an obscene amount of tea (doped accordingly with benzos) and go read the Dairi Burger. It's known to have emphatically therapeutical properties.
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On December 12th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC), ultraviolencia replied:
Nobody is hurt, only somewhat frazzled nerves and a hearty respect for the large (albeit small in a relative-to-the-rest-of-the-car-population way) metal weapon I daily play with. Suffice to say I avoided driving for the rest of the day, and ensured legally I can't due to consuming a fair quantity of wine.

Took my mind of the release of my honours mark tomorrow, though.
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On December 12th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC), i_beloved commented:
Bloody hell! I'm glad you're ok, J *hugs*. Great driving, btw.

Hope the shakiness dies down soon xx
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On December 12th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC), miss_rachael commented:
Luckily you're alright no one else was injured. Wine will most certainly calm the nerves.
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