Sunday, October 12, 2008. My dad and his friend were barreling down GST road at above a 100 kmph in a Toyota corolla. In an attempt to overtake a slow vehicle, my dad's friend cut to the right a bit to change lanes. But the problem was that it'd been raining for a bit, and the front right wheel skid on the water, locked up, and veered down the road and into a ditch. It then proceeded on a rendezvous with a fallen tree, which it met head on.
The car now went through a short period of self doubt as to whether to keep the rubber side downwards or not, and consequently did a triple somersault and ultimately did end up right way up.
My dad and his friend both opened the doors and walked out. My dad came home with a stiff neck, and his friend scraped his fingers on bramble while getting out. That was the extent of their injuries.
The seat-belts saved them. The air-bags, however, failed to deploy. The car's body was damaged beyond recognition. However, internally, the only damage was to the air-conditioning. Someone managed to actually drive the car back to Chennai. My dad got a few photos of the car on his camera mobile.
Both my dad and his friend agree that the process of filing an FIR was more traumatic than the actual accident.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Hi. After some 18 years in existence (going by my blog's post dates :) ), two years actually, my blog at last reached a hit count of 10000. Of course, if you were to discount all the hits that I myself gave it, it'd be hard pressed to cross 3. And one of them was forced by me, so I have a statistical readership of exactly two people. Great! Yippee!