Driving while blacked out!
It was almost a month and a half ago… I was waiting to make a turn at a U-turn… the car was not moving.
I checked my rear mirror. I saw that the driver behind me was going too fast… He did not realize that the cars were not moving… last second he made a sharp turn, but he could not avoid me… he hit my car from the right side… the impact was too strong that my car made a turn, hit the car in front of me and then made another turn and hit the pavement on my left.
At the moment, I was shocked… I mean, it was still Ramadan, and I was in a hurry to get home… I was standing in Aman Allah (the safety of God)… not bothering anyone and not bothered by anyone… and BOOM. Out of nowhere, an extremely fast driver upsets my daily routine for weeks and weeks.
The first thought I had was “what a nightmare?” I was not aware that the nightmare was about to start. The car needed work in three sides; they could not find the right parts. Worse yet I had to struggle with the insurance company.
Even though I pay for a comprehensive insurance plan and my insurance company did not have to pay a penny, they were not supportive. They assigned an agent for me, who took the whole matter in his hands without bothering to clarify what they were doing… after weeks of taxi abuse… I gave up and went to visit my company… I was angry and shouting… it helped. They speeded the process and I had to go to the other company to finalize the process and sign, in order to take my check.
As I was waiting there, trying to explain to the insurance company that I was there only to sign, while they were pretending that they never heard of me or my accident… an agent unprofessionally admitted that they had stopped the other car’s insurance after his accident with me.
He told me that the guy had a problem; he tended to blackout as he drives… he was in 14 accidents before me… once he drove into a building, once in a truck, once he hit a woman… he simply blacks out and drives into things… so it sounded like he blacked out and he hit me…
I was truly surprised… why would the insurance company turn a blind eye on such a hazardous driver for 14 accidents, knowing what they know about him? My first feeling was that they should have notified someone at the first accident and informed him that this guy should not even drive… but I guess insurance companies don’t care as long as the person pays…
Why do you think that they stopped his insurance, is it because they are worried that he will kill someone? … Nah… the agent told me:” this guy costs us a lot…… bala mu2akazeh, the five hundred he pays is not worth the money we have to spend repairing the damage he causes. “
Maybe, just maybe, when someone gets killed, someone will bother to notify the concerned people to withdraw this guy’s car. Because as of last month, he has joint another insurance company and drive into other 14 things…but until someone dies, he will go on driving… and I wonder again: what is the value of a human life here? Not much… not much at all.