My hands are shivering and my heart is beating very fast. Tears are just pouring down and I cant stop thinking about the past incidents. Sorry, if this going to spoil your Friday evening or the weekend- I have got to share this somewhere or else my heart would burst.
One of my team mates passed away in a horrible accident near Chittoor. The car had rammed into a diesel truck so badly that the car was almost below the lorry. All the adults including his wife and parents passed away on the spot and his son is the only one alive – with no injuries at all. I am sick to my stomach and so numb not even sure how to react. Should I be happy for the kid or sad?! God is so so cruel. They were on their way to Tirupati and then this happened. What kind of sick joke is this, I fail to understand.
The Chittoor highway happens to be our route to Chennai 99% of the times. I know how narrow those roads are and the terrain is hilly at some places. Add to it a few blind turns and very bad roads, it is not one of the best roads. But tell me, which highway is actually better in our country? Or for that matter, how many drivers are actually careful and attentive? This highway has number of buses, lorries, trailers and heavy duty vehicles all the time. You should see some of these drivers trying to overtake on those narrow roads, you would be so high on adrenaline. Or in my case, the heart beats in my mouth. There have been more than couple of times, we escaped narrowly due to S’s timely actions. As much as I love long drives, I am scared seeing a lot of idiots on the road. Especially on highways like these, I see motor bikers looking at their mobile phones without even a helmet or cars driving so rashly just to get high on adrenaline. And then there are long distance heavy duty vehicles being operated by drivers, who we know for sure must be sleep deprived. Sigh.
At present, my thoughts are with that little boy. May God give him enough strength to endure this. I dont know what else to do.. though I would like to complain on God and say he is so cruel, I go back to Him as my only resort. Please God, let the world stay safe. Don’t shatter families.