Our journey started very early on Saturday(on my birthday) morning. It was 4.35am. I woke earlier than usual because I need to do my pumping session then feed Sofeah and tidy up some stuffs that we want to bring with us. This was a fine morning so we thought. We do'a for a safe journey before departing. Hubby drove his usual speed not too fast or too slow whilst he listens to his favourite music. On the highway was a breeze. No worries about cars over taking and also cars that wanted to make left or right turns whenever they like.
After the 45 minutes drive on the highway we then had to use roads with one lanes on each side. It is very dangerous to overtake whenever you like. Your timing is crucial. If you get the calculations wrong you might end up in a fatal accident that can take your life in a split second. Anyway, hubby drove very carefully on these narrow roads. Overtaking when it's safe enough. I as usual when he over takes will look the other way as I'm scared and when he's in the right lane again I'll look back on the road.
We stopped at a huge mosque and did our Subuh prayer. We had to take turns because one of us has to look after Sofeah. After everything settled and we took off again. It was in the last thirty minutes of our journey that this unexpected event happened. Hubby sang to his favourite song. He did not overtake but he slowed down because the vehicle in front of him somewhat drove a little bit peculiar. Hubby even said "macam pelik jer lori ni" and in a split second the lorry seemed to be closer to us and hubby braked abruptly and the tire screeched against the road then came the loud bang. Our car hit the lorry in front. I was shocked and I turned towards Sofeah. Thank God she was OK. She was awake at that time and playing with her toys in her car seat joyfully as if something never happened. Quickly hubby parked the car aside and angrily confronted the lorry driver. It seems that that driver did not signaled as he wanted to make a right turn and also his brakes were very dim and it is unnoticeable until you are about 1 meter from the lorry.The place where the accident occurred was at a secluded place. Not many cars use this road. Either it's because it was too early in the morning or it's this narrow road where people prefer the highway instead. So anyway I tried to contact my parents and my mother in law about the accident but there was no signal. I had to walk a little bit further up the road away form where hubby and the lorry driver was. I couldn't leave Sofeah alone So I walked up the road while carrying Sofeah. It was intense. I mean the situation where I was in shocked and I did not know what to do also we were at a foreign place alone. I panicked a little. Fortunately the driver agreed to settle everything at a police station nearby.
As we arrived at the police station I let hubby settle what needed to be. I carried Sofeah and walked around the police station because she didn't want to sit in the car. As I talked to Sofeah and carrying her around a policewoman approached me, we had a lot to chat about as I found out that she too had a son around the same age as Sofeah. Everyone at the police station was friendly which is good as some aren't that friendly and more cranky.
Hubby drove back to Rompin slowly and very carefully. We don't want anything else happening to the already rammed up car.
Even though the accident occur which none of us would want to happen, I still am grateful because we are safe (Alhamdulillah), no one was injured physically nor mentally. The car can still be driven even though the boot look absolutely hideous. If you'd seen it you'll think twice, how could this car can still be on the road. With this hideous looking car we reached Rompin which is 30 minutes drive from the point of the accident, then the next day drove of to Pekan(an hour drive), in the evening we drove off to Kg. New Zealand (one and a half hours drive)then the next day which is Monday we drove back to Kelana Jaya(two hours plus). It is a miracle that we came back safely with the car.
On our way to Pekan there was a car being pulled out of a river. By the state of the car it made me wonder how the passengers inside survived the crash. Coincidentally, the victims were sent to a hospital in Pekan where my grandmother was taken because of an emergency case as well. What I heard about their injury was scary. It haunted me and somewhat traumatize me, it made me think that the crash could have been worse than it is. I kept on thinking it could have been us and at the same time I really am grateful we survived the crash the day before.
I'd say this is the most memorable birthday I've ever had. I had the most meaningful gift ever which is my hubby and daughter still with me today. For the drivers out there please be careful when you're driving, sometimes it just happens even though it's not your fault in the first place.