March 5th, 2008
Dramatic title for two dramatic accidents:
About 5 years ago, my mom and I were on the way to Frankfurt airport when a drunk driver early Sunday morning tried to overtake us at 110 mph on the right side on a two-lane per direction highway. Not noticing that the lane is blocked by a slow truck, the driver swirled onto the left lane and rammed us frontally. The front of the car (including complete) engine were wrecked and ultimately rebuild.
When moving to California I left the car with my mom, who continued driving it until last week. A truck rammed here from behind on a wet highway, completely destroyed the rear portion of the car this time.
Luckily for both of us we stepped out of both accidents with mere little blemishes.
The simple moral of the story is that investing in a safe car is money well spent in my mind. There are many opportunities to save money in life. This one shouldn’t be one.
Oh and btw, my mom’s new car will be the Mercedes A Class Coupe: