This is my car.
This is my car after it crashed into a ditch.
Sigh. This happened last week when I was driving back to Kuching from Sematan after attending a 5-day training course.
I was trying to get back as soon as I could because I'm missing my nephew and nieces, and I wanna see them before I fly off to KL.
Me being me, I ignored the fact that the road was slippery due to rain, and cruised into a blind corner too fast too furious.
Next thing I know, I lost control of the car, skidded down the bend, spun around twice before flying off the highway and crashing into a ditch.
Funny thing was, I distinctively remembered that during that moment, everything sorta was happening in slow motion. Right before my car skidded off the path, I remember thinking to myself, "Hmmm... this is gonna cost me a lotta money!"
It's a miraculous stroke of luck that I actually managed to survive the car crash unharmed.
In a situation like this, I could easily have been killed by an oncoming traffic or get knocked out on impact. My seatbelt literally saved my life, and I came out of the car wreck unscathed.
Anyway, my car is now in the workshop after raking up RM4,000 in repair bills.
My front bumper suffered a big dent, my two front tyres bursted and I'm sure the wheel alignment is all out of whack. The tow truck charged me RM300 to haul my vehicle 50km back to Kuching and I have to pay another RM300 in police summons.
Good thing I have insurance to soften the financial impact.
The moral of the story is: buy insurance.