I was supposed to write about my new Kindle Paperwhite for my #100HappyDays entry today, but something changed my mind completely and I’m thankful that nothing happened to me and my bro.
On our way back home from Greenhills, we decided to ask the cab driver to take the faster route – Araneta Avenue to Letre in Malabon. It was still early in the afternoon, and trucks of all sizes were driving alongside us at the highway. Whenever we pass through this area, I’m always awake and alert because it’s pretty scary, especially when you see how reckless some of the truck drivers can get. There were a number of times I had to remind our cab drivers to slow down and watch out since some of them feel like it’s okay to drive fast and careless when you’re on the highway with big trucks. *sigh*
Anyway, we were almost at the end of the highway towards Letre (sorry, not familiar with the streets) when we had to stop to wait for the traffic lights to change. Our cab driver decided to move his car from the leftmost lane to the one right next to it. This might have been the very reason why we were saved from what’s about to happen next.
There was a horrific accident that happened just a few inches from us. A truck stupidly sped away through the narrow area on the side of the leftmost lane. A motorcycle was destroyed, the driver was thrown into the air and ended up under one of the trucks in front of the container truck beside us. I thought he was dead. Thankfully, I saw him move his head, maybe checking what just happened. I wanted to get out of the cab to see how he’s doing, but our driver decided to move away from the scene. Good thing there were cops a few meters away, and the reckless truck decided to stop and maybe take responsibility for what happened.
I was so scared, especially after I saw the container van violently shaking, as if it’ll topple over our cab. It only moved maybe less than a feet towards us, thank goodness. I was ready to push open the door on my bro’s side so I can let both of us out. He was sleeping soundly, but he was awakened by my reaction and what we told him had just happened.
He later told me he sensed something similar was going to happen. Since I’m also very wary when passing through this area, I had this strange feeling it’ll happen too. Or maybe it’s this thought in my head that when you’re extremely happy, something will occur to ruin the mood.
I know, I shouldn’t be writing about this for my #100HappyDays entry since someone was hurt, but I am glad that my bro and I arrived home safe and sound. If the cab driver didn’t move to the second lane, we would’ve been part of that accident and only God knows what could’ve happened to us.
I’ve always had this fear for my loved ones’ safety, so I always check on them when they’re not around. It’s not really negativity, but maybe it’s my realistic side who knows that no matter how careful you are, there are always stupid people out there who have no care about how their actions affect others.
I sincerely hope and pray that the injured driver of the motorcycle pedicab got out of the accident okay. I hope he’s alive and well. Please, God.