Saturday, February 28, 2009

Auto ongeluk

- Car accident -

I almost died.



As some my lovely readers already knew, I've studied in Sweden and came back to my home country about eight months ago. I went there with a few classmates of mine and we have made a lot of new foreign friends from all over Europe. We organised our first big meeting / reunion in Brussels, which was gonna be held from yesterday until sunday.

So, Tom (the driver), Stefan (in the passengers seat) me and Danique (both sitting in the back) went to Brussels by car. Our journey from Amsterdam started slow...really, really slow. We got stuck in traffic many times and our trip delayed for like a few hours(!). It only takes a little longer than two hours from Brussels to Amsterdam. But after driving for three hours, we still didn't reached Belgium!!

So...one moment we got stuck and the next moment, we could drive again (on a normal high speed).

We were driving in the middle on a three lane highway. Tom changed lanes and went to the left...and found out too late that the cars in this lane was standing completely still...so he quikly hit the brakes...

And so...the 200 meter slip begins....

The car didn't stop...because the roads were very slippery of the rain from a few hours ago and we slipped and slipped!
Tom pulled on the steering wheel and changed lanes (back to the middle lane!) without looking if there was a car behind us on the middle lane. It prevented us from driving into the car which was standing still in front of us.
Thank THE LORD there was no car, behind us, on the middle lane at the moment!!! Otherwise we would've been hit by a 120km/h (75mph) speeding car!



The crash.

Because the roads were slippery, Tom couldn't get the car drive straight so we were slipping all the way to the right...
He pulled on the steering wheel again, making the car go left and hoping to get the car go straight again, but all of a sudden the car went a little too far to the left...about to crash into the cars which were standing still on the left lane!!

Tom prevented us from crashing into those cars by pulling the steering wheel to go right and again we went way too far to the right. Once again Tom steered to the left to make the car drive straight but it didn't work out...we were slipping the whole time and slipped to the cars in the left lane. Again he prevented us from crashing into those cars by steering to the right and that was the moment we made a 360 degrees spin, in the middle of the highway...

We were slipping and spinning until we crashed against the siderails with the back of the car. Me and Danique were so lucky because we were the ones who were in the back. If it happened with a tiny car, me and Danique would've been seriously injured or maybe even dead.

The car can't be used anymore and declared 'a total wreck' by the people from a 'tow truck company' who picked us up after the accident.



We got home safe by cab...

Once back in Amsterdam...me and Stefan went partying all night long at DJ Don Diablo's b-day party just to try to forget the accident. It was a crazy night...

I will post some more pictures (I've made with Danique's camera) later this week, which I've made right after the accident. Because at that time, all of our stuff (including my camera) was stuck in the crashed trunk.

14 comments:

diane said...

That is one h*ll of a story, I am so glad you are o.k.. Man, life comes at you fast sometimes; not here though, we're about to get some snow. xo

karl's sweet child said...

Ow that's horrible! But partying all night to forget the accident is way so cool!

Emily said...

AHH. OMG. Your story is seriously dramatic. I'm so glad you and your friends are okay. Take care of yourself dude :)

& I hope you get your camera and your other stuff back.

E

STEFANIE said...

Ow I'm glad you're ok! Must have been really scary!

Yamila said...

if I drove that car, it would be worse...don't worry.

i am glad that you are well.
Beso.

Spaceship Commander said...

So glad you're fine! Sound's like a nightmare almost. And Sweden is not that great :P haha, sorry.

Rita said...

Wow, at least you're okay!!! That sounds like a very scary story, but it's all over now. Hope you're camera is fine!

Connie Hsiu said...

oh my gosh! wow, that looks horrible-thank goodness youre ok. Ive been in my share of accidents-the worse is the one when I was behind the wheel. nothing I ever want to experience ever again. I hope things will get better-these situations always suck.

Jack Daniel said...

Thanks all....

I forgot to mention in the story that we all got our stuff back after they broke into the trunk with a truck. Thank the LORD. Otherwise I'd had to go back to Amsterdam without a coat, no keys and my poor camera.

Thanks. (I'm so glad we're okay!)

Ausrine said...

oh my goodness. I'm so glad you're still okay! what a crazy story.
-A

Eve said...

oh dear! That must have been a scary experience for sure :O
so glad you ok and alive! that is good to be thankful for!

also wanted to let u know since u follow my blog that I have changed my blog link to

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:)

miriam said...

gosh, how scary! am glad you're all ok though.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

WOW. Dat klinkt heftig man. Gelukkig is alles in orde met je, maar ik kan me voorstellen dat je echt ff dacht dat het het einde van de wereld is.

Sterkte en goed dat je gelijk alle stress eraf hebt gefeest !!

produit frais said...

oh la la..what a story and a moment to experience! I'm glad you all were okej.