PADA 19/05/2008 JAM LEBIH KURANG 0845 HRS SAYA MEMANDU M/KAR NO: XXX XXX JENIS P/MYVI DARI KUALA LUMPUR MENGHALA KE LCCT KLIA. APABILA SAMPAI DI SELEKOH PEKELILING BERHAMPIRAN KOMPLEKS BUNGA RAYA, PADA MASA TERSEBUT PERMUKAAN JALAN LICIN. TIBA-TIBA KENDERAAN YANG SAYA PANDU HILANG KAWALAN LALU BERPUSING DAN MELANGGAR TIANG LAMPU DI KIRI JALAN DAN TERUS MASUK KE DALAM LONGKANG SEBELAH KIRI JALAN. SAYA TIDAK MENGALAMI SEBARANG KECEDERAAN. KENDERAAN SAYA MENGALAMI KEROSAKAN PADA PINTU DEPAN SEBELAH KANAN, CERMIN TINGKAP DEPAN, KIRI DAN KANAN PECAH, BUMPER DEPAN DAN BELAKANG KEMEK, BONET DEPAN ROSAK, CERMIN BESAR DEPAN DAN BELAKANG PECAH, CERMIN SISI KIRI DAN KANAN PECAH, LAMPU BESAR BELAKANG PECAH, DASHBOARD PECAH, TANGKI MINYAK PECAH, MUDGUARD DEPAN SEBELAH KANAN KEMEK DAN LAIN-LAIN KEROSAKAN BELUM PASTI.
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Yes, that was what happened to me on Wesak Day. My first near death experience. I was on the way to LCCT to fetch my mother-in-law but that did not happen. The roads at Sepang were all wet due to the heavy rain the night before. My kid brother was in the car with me (to accompany me to send the MIL to Seremban). A few minutes before it happened, i received a call from the bro in law in from the East coast saying that the flight was delayed and so i thought i could have a bite in the mean time. So i was not rushing or anything. My brother and i were having a conversation when suddenly turning at a corner, the car went out of control, spun and i then saw the lamp post coming straight for me. I couldn't do anything then. I just left things to the Big Guy. Once we hit the lamp post, it felt like everything was moving in a slow motion and only when the back of the car got into the drain next to the Bunga Raya air strip that finally brought the car to a halt. I may sound defensive here, but i honestly don't think that i was going fast (which my brother concurred) because that corner was close to the one before, so i couldn't have gone fast. But maybe i shouldn't have gone at that speed either (though i honestly can't recall what was the speed at that time).
It was truly of pure luck that the lamp post missed me and smashed exactly on the A pillar and that we escape from the crash unscathed (i walked off with a small cut on my right toe and a bruise just the size of a plum on my right hip) but most importantly we are ALIVE! (you'll see what i mean when you see the condition of the car later). After making sure that we are both ok, I searched for my cellphone to get help from my elder brother. I then quickly make 2 more phone calls to my brother in laws, one to arrange for my mum in law's pick up and the other to inform the mum in law that i would not be able to fetch her from the airport. Cars started stopping to get a better view of the catastrophe and some were really kind to ask where we were heading and whether we needed help to arrange for the pick up etc. Some gave plastic bags to put in our stuff before the car gets towed, advised me to sit down or drink some water to calm myself down but i was ok then. (I was that composed that one guy actually said that he never thought that i was the driver because i looked so cool and collected). Well, at first i was. Not until my cousin called that i began to feel shaken up and tears started to gather in my sorry eyes. He came by later not long after my brother and SIL came. I texted hubby to give me a call as soon as he gets my text message.
The funny thing is, i wanted to take the other route but suddenly changed my mind at the last minute and took this route instead. And of all days, hubby forgot to switch off his phone that day and received the text message i sent him when he reached Guangzhou. What are the odds, huh.. And so he immediately called me and then spoke to my brother to get his mechanic to send the tow truck and will deal with the rest when he gets back. I told him the car was totally wrecked but he was totally cool about it. Don't worry about the car, it can be repaired, he said. Be thankful that u and the brother are unhurt. Everything is ok... but of course i could no longer hold back the tears.
We did visit the doctor just to be sure that nothing was broken or anything, i had just recovered from the after shock effect (had fever the next day) but am still feeling some pains all over and a headache the size of a mountain for 2 days now. And so is my brother. When he called me the day after the incident, he said he had to tampal koyok all over his body! That really made me laugh.. but then i felt kind of sad to put him in that condition ;(
On the other hand, things happen for a reason and there's always a silver lining. It was truly a miracle that i am still here to be able to share the gruesome experience, and for that, i truly, truly feel humbled and blessed! How could you not?
Many thanks to all that had helped us sort the mayhem and i humbly apologise for the trouble.
[will put up the pix when it's available].