Wednesday, April 17, 2024

It happened to me, getting hit from behind while stopped in the emergency lane

 Today I was in Farwaniya looking for the Kuwaiti passport place, which was found to be torn down completely, when returning from the area I heard a faint noise from my tire and knew there was a nail or something in my tire. Sure enough, there was a huge screw in it, I tried to reach my garage in Surra but the screw came out and my tire went flat, I immediately pulled over to the right side of the highway opposite Zahra on 50 highway. 

I called my winch and he was on his way to pick my car up, as I waited I could feel the cars close, every one of them shook my car as they passed. All of a sudden I got jerked and felt my car hit from behind, pieces of lights and the car landed on top of my car. The white Land Cruiser had stopped a bit ahead of me and I know some people are runners so I drove close enough to his car to get his plate number, ruining my tire.

I was in shock, the Kuwaiti guy came to my car and opened my passenger door asking if I was ok, I just started crying, from shock and relief. He told me he had called the police and surprisingly the police actually showed up within 10 mins of the accident. They took my info, his info etc, meanwhile my winch showed up and my car was loaded up to go to the police station. I had called my sister to come but it would take time so the guy who hit me gave me a ride, awkward, but what to do. 

I sat behind him because the whole side of his car was damaged, we had a short chat and he kept apologizing. We arrived at the police station and it was over and done with within 30 mins. I think he was on his phone, he told me he was headed for the back of my car but veered to the left at the last moment clipping the left side of my car. 

My car

His car

People out there please pay attention, we have all seen the video of the Kuwaiti cop that was on the side of the road and was completely rear ended and he was injured. Don't look at your phone, be aware of your surroundings and pay attention! You could easily kill innocent people and yourself within a split second.

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