Hit and Run in the Morning

Just a small accident, really…but the shock of it all is appalling.

See…this is what my side mirror SHOULD look like:


It has a nice chrome shell, that gives my car its unique look, i.e. can spot a mile away.

But this morning, as I was driving my boy to school, I used my usual route…I drove along Green Lane, and right about reaching the area of the *gostan* flyover, a motorcycle appeared out of nowhere, sliced so ridiculously close to my car on the driver’s side, hit my side mirror and bent it outwards, causing the chrome shell to go flying onto the road!  My son exclaimed, “Mommy, that motorbike HIT your car!”

Now if you know Green Lane in the mornings, it is very congested with traffic.  There was no way I could stop.  The only thing I managed to do after recovering from initial shock was to mentally note down the bike’s number.  Yes, he bent my side mirror and rode off in a hurry.  Come to think of it, it’s a good thing he didn’t lose his balance from the impact and fall off the bike!

So after the incident-accident, this is what my side mirror looked like…all botak and unappealing:


I wasn’t even sure I could get the same chrome cover to replace it, and I wasn’t confident of retrieving the chrome shell that fell off.

But on the way back, as I was driving in the opposite direction, I spotted the chrome shell placed on the side of the road.  So I purposely drove over and took the shell back.  One of the hinges was already broken, but I managed to fix it back on my side mirror anyway.  That should do for now.

Thank goodness there was a good Samaritan out there who took a risk and picked up my chrome shell and placed it at the roadside.  Thank you, whoever you are… 🙂

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4 Responses to Hit and Run in the Morning

  1. Allan says:

    Aiyo…thank God no one was hurt…. of course, the broken shell could also justify a change for a new chromed one WITH indicator lights…hehe:-)

    The Giddy Tigress says: A new shell or a ….I dunno…Maaaayyybee a new car?? :P:P

  2. Doreen says:

    Luckily it’s just the shell and not the whole mirror came off like what I experienced b4!!

  3. rachel says:

    no hard feels. at least u r not hurt. normally we feel this way when the car is still new.

  4. Pink Cotton says:

    damn! these motorcyclists really pisses me off! the other day, i was stuck in a jam and not even moving and the bike just had to squeeze through the tiny gap between my behind and the car behind me and scratched my car! i just pressed my horn continuously but he did not even stop! the little bugger!

    i just hoped it wouldnt be too bad but alas! when i reached my office and checked, there was a big scratch right on my bumper! grrrrr…

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