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Jan Jan | 07:59 UK time, Monday, 14 June 2010

Hello dear friends,

I'd like to share with you my trouble. Yesterday I've got into a car accident. Don't worry, nobody has been hurt and I'm alive and kicking as well. Thank God!

It was in the evening. I'd gone for a drive and I just was on my way home, when It happened. I was driving Ford Fiesta, the old one.

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The moment passed so quickly! When I saw the car, moving on me, I wasn't even scared. Next moment I just heard «boom»! The stroke was so powerful that my car even began to revolve. And when it stopped, honestly, I felt nothing special, I was just upset!

It must be admitted that I was guilty. There were two reasons of the accident. The first was that nor other girl nor I weren't experienced drivers. I've got the driving license before one and half a year. And my real experience is about 5 month. And the second reason was that the situation on the road was my week point. I talk about left turn. It was allowed, but I saw another car on my right side at a distance of fifty meters. Unfortunately! And it was moving with high speed, as far as I could notice.

The aftereffects of the car wreck look serious. Other car damaged my rear right wheel very much. It's visual damage, but I suppose the cardan shaft has been broken too. And other car has the breakdowns of the bonnet and the right headlight.

The policemen were very happy that there were no human casualties and they told us that about 10 accidents per week happen at this crossroads. In their opinion, it was coincidence! If I'd hurry up a bit and if she'd take her left a bit, we could pass each other. But! We both have no enough experience. And here we are!

As for me, after all this I told myself: «Congratulations! It's your first car accident and... I hope the last one! »

The moral of this story is that you need to be sure in your activities on a road one hundred per cent without any exceptions. It you are, check it twice and then move!

I wish you all driving without troubles!


Friendly greetings,

Jan

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    hello ,I'm new one.In fact,I'm totally don't know how use blog in this plese. Here ,I only want to learn english.
    you're the one who I first meet.good to see you,and I'm happy that I can understand what you write(my english to poor).
    lucky to you.

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi dear Jan , I 'm really sorry to hear about your car accident . If it happend to me I was rally shocked even it 's a few years that I have been regularly driven ! Your blog reminded my first experineces in driving . When I start to drive my hubby had a broken leg and I really need to drive in a very snowy winter and guess what in first days I had a accident . I was near to crossroad ( red sign stop )in a snowy street and suddenly I saw some people passing the street and I suddnely press the brake very strnongly ( I msut confess my speed wasn't low at that slipy street ) and you know the result... I lost the car control and it sliped a few meters and it bomped to another car in red light stop . Luckily there wasn't a damage on that car but mine was apparently seroius and guess what I have to drive with that car for about two month and it was really embarrassing ! Fourtunately I hadn't another accident yet but as you said all the time we must be cautios to avoid accident .
    cheers
    Pary from Iran

  • Comment number 3.

    I'm sorry for you, Jan - and so happy that nobody has been injured! Mind you, accidents happen - they also happen to experienced drivers. The speed usually does not give us a lot of time to take decisions, so when you get into a dangerous situation, it may help if you are experienced but often it is just a matter of luck if you get out unharmed. Chin up and take care!
    Elisabeth

  • Comment number 4.

    My first comment...Will it work?

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Jan
    I am so sorry to hear about your car accident and thank god you were not injured. I allow myself to advise you to see a doctor. It happens sometimes to feel well after accidents but after few days we start to feel scatterbrained.I hope it will not be the case with you. I have my driving licence for a while now but I have to confess something I am the worst driver in the world.My car is in a pitiful situation. I hate driving and it brings to me a feeling of disconfort. I drive because I am obliged to.
    Again happy to hear that you are safe.
    Waiting for your fascinating posts.

    Souhila

    N.B Please if you notice any mistakes in my note feel free to point at. Thanks.

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi everybody!

    Thank you all, guys! I appreciate your concern of me! Now I’m sure, I’ll be ok!

    To Jinna: Hello and Welcome!

    To Pary from Iran: Thank you for sharing your experiences! After all things I decided to analize the statistics about the most frequently happen car accidents. I think it’ll help me to be prepared in the difficult traffic situations like the last one!

    To Elisabeth: Thank you! And I agree with you. I think there are 50 per cent luck and 50 per cent experience! My luck is that I’m alive, and I’ve got new experience!

    To SunYoon: Go ahead! Don't be shy!

    To Souhila: Thank you, but I’m sure, I’m ok! I’m strong woman! It’s a pity, that you’ve got negative attitude towards driving. But I really love it! It’s a great pleasure for me and this accident can’t stop me at all! It keeps me try harder and do my best to avoid situations like this.

    Best wishes,

    Jan

  • Comment number 7.

    Hi Jan,I'm really sorry about your car accident, but thanks God you're well. Fourtunately I hadn't accident for long time, but I think nothing happens without a reason, and I'm sure you'll be must cautios to avoid accident.

    Bye Jan

    Rogerio (Sao Paulo - Brazil)

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi, Jan. I am really glad that you didn't hurt. I'd like to thank you for your article. There are a lot of useful vocabulary for me. I hope you will drive more carefully and attentively.

    Best wishes,
    Mariya

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Jan! First of all thanx God that you're safe and sound from a trageic accident and second thanx for your FB id. I've just added you.
    I'd say be careful next time.
    Goodluck!!

  • Comment number 10.

    Thanks God! Hi lucky girl,
    listen Jan, my friend, I can see you are really an incorigible optimist:) I adore the person like you whose a glass is always full by half, but never empty by half is (it's an idiom: my a freely translation from Swahili, sorry). If you are able to call the car accident merely "new experience" - I congratulate you:). But let's I wish you so that a such experience no happens never never anymore!
    И главное, будь здорова!
    Regards,
    Emat.

  • Comment number 11.

    hi~ Jan, i am a new guy who learns english and gets in the website. nice to meet you~ i read your blog about traffic accident, you were fortunate~ i hope that is the last time,and will never happen to you

  • Comment number 12.

    Hi Jan,

    Good to hear that you survived your first and hopefully the last accident of your life. I have been quite busy in the last few weeks and did not get the chance to make comments but I read all your messages today and I can gather from all your messages that you are an optomistic and dedicated person. You seem to be quite regular on this message board as you have written messages almost every day since you have started blogging and you also replied to people comments on regular basis which gives a really good impression of you. Looking forward to more interesting blogs. Hopefully I will be able to make comments from now on.

    Take care

    Rabail

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi everybody!

    To Rogerio,Mariya and Mahjabeen: Thank you, friends, I will be more careful for sure!

    To Emat: Благодарю! I hope that it’s the last accident in my life as well! I’ll do my best for it!

    To 55xi: Nice to meet you too! Thanks and Welcome!

    To Rabail : I hope you will! I like to communicate with people, it’s true! And you know, answering on the comments is one more opportunity to use English! See you soon!

    Best wishes,

    Jan

  • Comment number 14.

    Hello Jan.
    I’m so sorry about the car accident. It is good thing that there were no victims. I hope you will be at the wheel soon after repairing of your automobile. I think it will not take long.
    Good luck

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi Victor!

    Thank you! A good news is that I am already!

    Best wishes,

    Jan

  • Comment number 16.

    Hello Jan, I am a new one here and I am really happy to find out this blog service to contact you and the others here .. i got worry really when i read ur blog here and thanks God that nothing happened to our Queen Jan.. please take care of urself and let us her from u all the time

  • Comment number 17.

    Hi Jan,
    It's interesting that you've had an experience without any remarkable pay or hazard. In our friend circle, we make a fun (if someone has accident) that 'Right, you are the experienced driver!!!!!'. And, here's the fact. We believe that if someone thinks him/herself an inexperienced, s/he always cares while driving. On the other hand, the driver, who believes that s/he has a lot of expertise, ignores everything and gets victim of an accident. It's upon you which group you'd like to join. But, right now, I'd like to congratulate you for the experience as we usually do in our circle.
    Anyway, I must appreciate what you told yourself, 'It's your first car accident and... I hope the last one'. I wish you all the best for keeping this up. Bye.

  • Comment number 18.

    Hi guys!

    To Mohammed: Thank you! I will!

    To Ashish: Thanks for the warm words. I really appreciate it! I think, I'll be more careful now. And I don't think that I'm experienced driver at all. I have my father's example, he's really great driver, but he also has small accidents from time to time. As they say, no one can feel secured against it!

    Best wishes,

    Jan

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi Jan!! I am sorry too about the car accident I am so glad that both of you were fine. One of my close friends went into a similar situation in terms of them not being a driver for too long and getting into an road accident...you always think these situations will never happen to you!! However she had to go through to solicitors and argue her case, she used McKeowns solicitors St Albans, and they dealt with her situation efficiently

  • Comment number 20.

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  • Comment number 21.

    Hello,,Jan
    I'm Ploy from Thailand.I am sorry to hear that but you're so good luck that you don't have any trouble hurt!! Hurey!!! I want to tell you that I've ever had acident.For me it's my motorcycle. There are 3 people in one motorcycle. I know it's so bad ,,that time my friends rode it, we wanted to go to some place(I can't remember now ^^)but I knew only it's near my house. Then there's a old man crashed our motorcycle. I didn't know how he came. It's only one second. Oh dear!! poor man!! That time,my friends didn't have any hurt but I was just hurt a little. But the poor man, he hurt his leg. I could see his bone. I want to cry again" After that a lot of people helped us" I saw that man call ambulance. I want to thank you him again. Then we all went to the hospital together. All of each family gave him money. That time my friends and I go to visit him everyday. But now it's ok^^Uhm... Jan you're so lucky person !!

  • Comment number 22.

    Hello Jan,
    I'm new comer from thailand. First of all,I'm so sorry with your car accident. For me, accident will help improve your experience and become a great driver. I think that most experienced driver must had some accident like this before. For instance,this situation is like my father's experienced. He told me once he had that accident,it thought him what to do. Also it helped him became aware and more careful when he drive a car. And since that accident happened he don't have any car accident anymore! So you don't have to be worried. I'm sure that you'll become an excellent driver. :=)
    I'm so glad to visit and read your blog.
    Best luck,
    Yippa

  • Comment number 23.

    Hi there Jan,,

    First of all I have to say "Thank God Jan, you are absolutely safe!!!"
    there is nothing more important that your own safety. A car, you can buy a new one if it's broken.

    now please more be careful when you are about to cross the intersection because lots of car accidents usually occur there,, even in Thailand and in other countries.

    Take care Jan,,

  • Comment number 24.

    Hello Jan,

    I'm so sorry to hear that, do you know that you are very lucky. Not to have been injured?
    I know, what you must be going to right now. I felt really terrible, at that time I didn't want to ever drive a car again. In Thailand, when I drive a car to the University, I always see an accident on the road, But I believe that if we had driven carefully and followed the traffic laws accidents would not have happened.

    Take care yourself.

  • Comment number 25.

    hello jan,
    i m hajer from algeria sorry to what happen and very glad that you weren t injured,it happens each day even if we are cautious sometimes we meet people who r in rush may be or just don t pay atention to those who re next them!i don t have a licence driver but once i was learning how to drive by my father it was good but one day i wanted to take the car out from the garage(please how we say it?)so booom it was my mistake i started up speedy so the rear of the car collided with the wall my father got angry with me and i abandoned learning hehe

 

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