It is such a bizarre topic to experience and write about, but it’s also my responsibility to share the horrific experience that we went through as a family. On Tuesday evening, we were out for a family dinner. Our regular driver was at the wheels car, and my husband was seated beside him. Our son and I sat occupied the back seats.
We were waiting at the traffic signal when a bus violated the traffic rules and hit our car. It shattered our looking glass on the spot. Instead of stopping, the bus kept moving, thus crushing the front left door. It was a traumatic phase where I couldn’t stop worrying about my husband’s safety. Since our 6.5-year-old child was also in the car, we failed to calm down our nerves.
Over the next 1.5 hours, the traffic police assisted us. Unfortunately, there’s very little we could do. The legal loopholes put the victims at a disadvantage. After completing the requisite formalities, we sent the car to the service center the following afternoon. The door needs replacement since it’s beyond repair.
Our son displayed immense courage through the experience though he’s still a little scared of moving vehicles. His sleep pattern looks a tad disturbed. While it’s our priority to help him deal with the after-effects of such a traumatic incident, I can’t help but feel grateful to the higher force for saving us.
I shudder to think of how bad this could’ve been, making me feel thankful for this narrow escape. But my biggest takeaway from this incident is that our safety isn’t just dependent on us any longer. It also depends on how responsibly the other vehicles behave on the roads.