Imagine yourself driving down a beautiful country road in the late summer sunshine – suddenly your car enters an uncontrollable skid and heads straight into the ditch. There’s nothing you can do to stop it.
The car hits the bank with a crunch and lurches into a roll. As you are flung upside down you have a moment of clarity “I’m not ready to die”. You cling onto consciousness as the car rolls back over and comes to a halt.
The car is ruined and smoke is pouring from the engine – quick get out.
You test your fingers, toes, legs, arms; it’s a miracle everything seems to be working. Your head is groggy and your neck is in agony, but most importantly you’re alive.
How do you feel?
It really, really, really could happen
This was my experience just under 2 weeks ago on holiday in France. My wife and I were driving to the supermarket and on a patch of temporary road surface.
We were driving carefully, and the skid just happened – a freak accident.