On Saturday morning, 11 a.m sharp Cembam and I kicked off from our parent's house towards Perak to attend my ex-housemate's wedding. We've been planning for it weeks earlier.
We picked up another ex-housemate at Sungai Rubana and car pooled there. We used the Bota Kiri route which I don't really familiar with. But Ponjot knows it well.
Reaching a route where there's a sharp corner here and there. Suddenly there's one really sharp corner and I hit the brake slowly and well I did think an early brake entering the corner.
Then I heard my wife squeaked "SELEKOH TAJAM!!", and I hit the brake more..but the funny thing was, during that particular moment these are things that wanders inside my mind but the best part of it, I was totally calm;
1. I felt like I was playing a Daytona game, a car racing game which u can found in the arcade, and I kinda feel like "Oh, I'm gonna screwed up this sharp corner". Well in the game, the worst that could happen if just a BLAM!!! U crashed into the corner and your car got reset. Right..so I was totally calm
2. I've been dreaming a lot and it happened every now and then. I dreamt of driving a car, a lorry, a bus or whatever it was in that dream. It was moving into the ditch, the lake and I was hitting the brake so hardddd!!! But the car still moving and crashing into the water. But I know it was a dream, so I know I would survive. So I was totally calm
Ok now back to the real story. I couldn't turn my steering too hard coz I don't want to end up rotating the car and I don't really know if that will cause my car turning upside down or what. So I couldn't take that risk with my wife and our baby inside her.
But the funny thing was that I didn't really hit the brake that hard where you can heard a loud screeching. I don't know why. Maybe because the habit braking slowly to make sure my passenger won't feel it that much. So, there was no screeching.
And when I begun to screwed up the corner, I could see another car in front of me right at the corner. "Ok, we gonna crash into this car". That's what lurking in my mind at that point of time.
I could hear my friend at the back said "Oiii"..That's all. Then my Cembam was just shrieking "Ahhhh". And fortunately, my way of driving, I always have a look here and there, imagining if somehow a car coming towards me, where can I crash-land. Something like that. You know, it makes me always ready.
And that habit really paid off!! I looked at the roadside, I saw a sign-pole so I just lurched towards the roadside cutting cross the sharp corner and went into the 'bushes'. But my case, it wasn's a bush, it's a small road going into a 'tebuk', or lorong to be precise. I managed to avoid the sign-pole at that split second, bounced once when we hit a bumpy land and after that I steered nicely and stopped in the middle of the lorong.
"Hoii...gile". That's the only thing my friend said at the back. Me? I was like in shocked!! And I just giggled, I was laughing then, and said "Wowwww!!! Aku baru terlepas maut!! Itu stunt paling hebat aku pernah buat!!!"
Then I tried to get out of the lorong but stopped, pulled my handbrake and inhaled some fresh air. "Woh..aku terkedu..takleh nak cakap pa. Sat sat".
Seriously that was the worst thing ever happened to me on the road. Yes I've been in an accident where a car wiped my motorcycle and I crashed into the divider because of that. But this one was considered the worst as it was not just me, it was my wife and my friend's lives. My baby.
When I was out of the lorong, I saw a guy looking at the place where I lurched earlier. I stopped my car and got out from it. I shaked that guy's hand
"Abang ke tadi Waja yang saya hampir langgar"
"Haah..nak ke mana..saya terkejut ada keta lalu potong depan saya masuk semak tu. Mana nak pi pn tau keta ni saya kata"
"Maaf la bang...mujur abang bawak perlahan"
We looked at the 'crime-scene' with the guy. "Aku takut tiang papan tanda ni je". If we hit that pole, we surely gonna get injured real bad. Again I was whispering my thankful pray to Allah in my heart.
We continued our journey after that post-morteming how that incident happened. In my heart, I kept on praying and say thanks to Allah for sparing our lives. I kept on praying my thanksful pray to Him.
Oh Allah..thanks. Thank you for sparing us