To be honest, I’m not sure why I’m posting this, except that I have to share it with some friends, and Facebook just feels too public. I also need to deal with this somehow, and maybe some of you have had similar experiences.
On Saturday 11th February I was driving from Devon to Essex to celebrate my cousin’s 60th birthday. I had my son alongside me, my wife in the back, and the iPod was on shuffle. It had been a good journey, and we were on the M4 not too far from London. I was in the middle lane, doing around 70, and about to overtake two cars, when the first car suddenly swerved towards us just as I was alongside….I instinctively swerved to the right to avoid a collision, and I was now heading for the central barrier and was swiftly turning sideways, so I managed to turn the car out of that, and now it was now fishtailing down the road and I was convinced it would flip over….somehow I managed to bring the car under control from that, and we carried on. The enormity of what COULD have happened soon sank in…if there had been » Continue Reading.