Surviving a major accident - a story of triumph

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Mon Feb 18 2013, 17:49:00

A few moments after the accident happened, I thought of two major things. First, thank God for my life. God has really blessed me and continues to be there for me. It was just a few hours before my birthday too o! Stacey, my sister, came to the accident scene and said something I'd never forget. "You've been getting so many birthday wishes on your Facebook Timeline (Wall). People love you a lot and that love has saved you right now". Isn't that just beautiful? Second thought? I have triumphed. I've just had an accident with my car seriously damaged and I have no injuries, I am not in shock and I feel extremely normal. Now let me tell you the story of this major car accident.

It's 30th December 2012. 7:30pm. After leaving a pool party organized by my friend Mac-Jordan with my sister and my friend Lydia, I drove to the airport to drop off Lydia for her flight. We were running late in going to see Uncle Ebo Whyte's "Trials of the Ghanaian". I hurried to pick my other sister, Tracey and we headed to the National Theatre where we joined one of my best Stanford buddies Nii Okai and his sister Didi. Trials of the Ghanaian was a great play. It talked about a Ghanaian returnee and all he went through, set around the life of KSM. My sisters and I left for Vienna City near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to meet my cousin who had just arrived from Yonkee and another cousin. My sisters joined them in the car so they could catch up. So, I was riding solo leading the way back to the pool party I'd been at earlier.

I came up the Ako Adjei Interchange roundabout around 10:30pm and turned into the path leading towards Airport Residential Area. As I was leaving the roundabout, a car was joining it from the Osu ramp with speed that shockprised me. Boom! I could see my car turning with its front rear smashed. It wasn't really scary because I thought the impact would not be that much and the cars would just come off a little ...

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