Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Pile Up

We were heading home tonight at the CTE when our car got involved in a 7 car pile up.

We had spent the better part of the evening hanging around Orchard Rd on a mini date and was looking forward to going back home for a good night's rest.

It was such a crappy way to end the week.

What was incredible was we didn't hit the car in front of us when the driver engaged the e brake but just as we were sighing a breath of relief, the taxi behind us came onto the back of our car with a full impact and pushed our car forward to hit the other car in front.

Both of us stumbled out of the car in disbelief. And then when the shock had settled, we immediately went into work mode and took pictures and exchanged drivers info.

I was really miffed at the taxi driver who was busy looking at his meter and wasn't watching the road. And his car slamming into our boot has the both of us suffering from whiplash now. Gah!

That said, I felt pretty bad for the poor fella when he was sitting forlornly at the metal barrier counting his day's takings and thinking of how much his insurance payout is going to cost him.

The one thing I am thankful for is that our kids were not with us. I cannot imagine the injuries they will sustain if they were in the backseat.

The funny thing is we initially wanted to bring them along but they were a lil tired from swimming prior so I asked if my mom can babysit and she said ok. So we dropped them off at her place before leaving for town.

Now I'm just mad that I've lost my main mode of transportation for lord knows how long. And! We have to go through the trouble of dealing with the insurance companies.

It really is a crappy way to end the week.

Now I just hope that we can get the new car asap.

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