So on sat afternoon while driving dorn the motorway towards Bristol I had an accident. I was cruisin down the middle lane of the M4 in torrential rain and the car aquaplaned (for those who dont know what that means: its when the tyres cannaot hold enough water in the tread and thus decided to float ontop of the water surface rather than grip the road.
So there i am and the back end twitches to the left, then the right,then it strats fish tailing like a mad thing until finally going into a massive long spin sliding across the fast lane and into the central reservation barrier grinding backwards along it. A swereving 5 Series BMW missed me by inches while swerveing to avoid me and the Mercedes Van that was behind it in the fast lane - well, as i was sliding backwards down the motorway at 70mph (not every day you get to say that) i was able to see the expression on the guys face - it was one of sheer horror.
I was able to spin the front end back around at the last minute to avoid stopping in the fast lane facing the wrong way. I got the car started again very quickly and wheelspun away to get out of the way of traffic and over onto the hard shoulder and by sheer fluke i stopped under a bridge so i didnt even get rained on!
Now THAT is L U C K Y ! ! !
I made a lil animation of the crash - and there's a couple of photos there too - i am amazed that i was not hit by anyone else and killed and that there was so little damage to the car. - I was able to continue my trip down to Bristol - all was grand!
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