I was Careful, Other people will Careless

Philippines
January 31, 2007 3:49am CST
On the way to school yesterday night, i was almost hit by a fast moving care while traversing the highway. I was on a four-lane highway. A car slowed down giving me opportunity to travers when all of a sudden out of nowhere another car from behind it speed up and overtook the front car. I panicked. It was so fast, the moment i looked at my right again there was this speeding car heading towards me. I knew i had to step back to avoid being hit by it and by doing so i was almost hit by another car from the opposite lane. it was only an inch that separated me from the car, otherwise i would have been seriously injured or perhaps dead by now. I was very careful that time. i wouldnt have traversed the highway if i knew a car was gonna overtake another car. no matter how careful i was, t'was not a guarantee of my safety. thank GOD i was not hit. it was still a lucky day for me, i guess.
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5 responses
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I am soooo glad you weren't hurt! Sometimes I wonder where some drivers get there licenses...Idiots R Us? I live in a rural town, and there are just as many accidents on our supposedly calm streets as there are out on the highways. No matter where we go, I think it's up to us to always on the lookout for those who are not so careful. Again, I'm glad you are ok and still with us, hon.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
yes you are right katlady. we should just be on the lookout for those who are not careful. thanks for responding.
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
Wow that sounds like something out of the movies. But then you would have had a stunt person dodging the cars for you. That was very lucky. I am glad that you are alright. I hope that you get over your frightening experience soon!
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• Philippines
31 Jan 07
thanks ally.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Thank God you weren't hit. That was a close one for you. It is such a fast paced world, alot of people cannot focus when they are driving and some of them have a cell phone glued to their ear LOL.
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• Philippines
31 Jan 07
that was really close stephcjh. i hope that wont happen again.thanks for the response.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
31 Jan 07
That had to be pretty scary what you went through and glad that you were okay and that you were careful and able to avoid an accident. That would have made me panic as well. The other day I almost got run off the road by another car as either I was in their blind spot and they did not look or they did not care and just turned into my lane while I was right next to them. There are many careless people driving these days and wonder how they got their licenses. People will do whatever they want on the highways with no regards to the safety and well being of other people.
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
thanks kgwat. im a little bit afraid now to cross that same highway.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Well, I am so glad that you are ok somehow. That is so dangerous traveling on a road like that. I'm glad that you were not hurt at all.