I had a car accident yesterday. No one was hurt, thank God, but the whole event just pissed me off. This is what happened:
I was on my way to pick up the kids from school which means it was high traffic time. The roads were really congested but cars were moving, albeit slowly. I made it round a round-about and onto the road and all of a sudden - BAM! There was a big crunching noise.
Someone had hit my left rear bumper. Then the car swerved off the side of the road into a dirt road in an attempt to escape. But the dirt road ended in a dead end - trapped with nowhere to go. At this point I noticed that it was a female driving the car. She tried to back up and then went a bit forward, opened the door and got out of the car but the car kept going - she hadn't put the car in park! She managed to get in the car and stop it and then got back out. She took out her mobile and placed a call and then started walking quickly towards the road where I had parked.
I got out of my car and checked for damage. Luckily there was only a thick scratch. I turned to speak with the girl but she kept walking, ignoring me and trying to pretend that nothing at all had happened! She crossed the road and by this time I was shouting at her to stop running away. People in the road were watching so she finally gave in and turned around and came over to me.
I asked her why she was trying to run away and she started shouting at me, "I had my blinker on and you hit me!" I told her "Look sister, I was in front of you. You've hit me in the rear." "No! No! I had my blinker on - you hit me!" she insisted. I pointed at the scratch and asked "Sister, how could I possibly hit you with the rear of my car when we were both going forward? I didn't back into you you. And why were you trying to escape? When you are involved in an accident you are supposed to stop - it is required by law. What if I had been injured?" Of course she had no answer to that. So I continued "Thank God no one has been hurt and there is only minimal damage to my car." She wasn't at all worried about her own car - she had never even bothered to look at it when she had got out.
There was no point in wasting any more of my time on this girl. I extended my hand and she looked down at it and then reluctantly put her hand out to shake mine. "Asalamualaikum sister. Have a nice day" I told her. Then I got in my car and went on my way.