This is the only way I know how to deal with what happened to me on 9th October , around 1:00am……I keep seeing it in my head..its a good thing ope (he drove)cant remember what happened cause he’d be going through what I am going through right now. We were heading home after chilling with some friends…he was doing like 80/100 and the road was practically free….if I had my way he’d be going slower than 80..well that’s just me sha always cautious and all……I saw something up front but couldn’t quite make out what it was… there was no signal…no warning…to let us know a trailer had broken down and covered the whole road….it was the light from the car that even showed us the trailer and by that time there was nothing we could do to avoid it..nothing…it was too late to do anything by the time we saw it…….instead of hitting the end of the trailer which would have been worse..ope swerved and the car hit the side of the trailer and the car went under a little bit.
My first accident in April, I didn’t see it coming…this one I saw it coming and I remember thinking…. God! Is this how I am going to die? My father will kill me…..i swear that was what came to my head..’my father will kill me’ ….the airbags came out I suppose, glass broke..i was half expecting something to cut me or to feel a sharp pain somewhere but I didn’t…first thing I saw was fire somewhere in front……and first thing I assumed was that we hit a tanker and it was going to explode anytime soon….i panicked….i didn’t even have time to look at ope…I assumed he was also trying to get out like I was….i opened the door..but the seat belt held me back…am looking at the fire…and am praying ‘don’t explode’…I tried to squeeze my way out of it…but I couldnt..and am still thinking ‘pls don’t explode’ ..am fighting with the seat belt and finally I calm down…cause panicking kills..i press the button hurriedly and the seat belt comes off….i see some men running..probably the men who drove the truck and I run with them into the darkness..i had no idea where I was going…was it safe….there was nobody around…I was running into darkeness…what if I run into a ditch or a canal…..where the fuck am I running to...i was wearing a short black dress…what if someone attacks me…so I calm down… fuck it! I was tryna get as far away as possible cause I thought it was a tanker. Then I remember Ope is not with me, he is still in the car…. i want to die…Ope is still in the car…what if it explodes…Oh God pla let him be alive..pls… I look at the trailer properly and its not a tanker….so I head back to the car to check on Ope…. Ope wasn’t moving and I said a silent prayer in my heart ‘Father let Ope not be dead, father please’ its hard to see someone you care about like that….there was blood on his head and then I saw him move and I swear I was happy for that brief second….still nobody around….and am thinking…. What if the car catches fire…cause there was fire earlier on…. How do I get ope out…what if I try to get him out and then something explodes….right now am so scared ….i cant even believe I came out of the car with no injury..i just cant but I thank God under my breath…. Thankfully minutes later the accident causes crazy hold up and people come to check and then they help me get ope out of the car..i was shouting real bad..i remember saying ‘Ope get out of the car! Please help ,me get him out of the car..get out of the car before anything else’ his door couldn’t open…..i dunno how he got out but minutes later he’s out and walking..theres blood on his shirt but he just has some cuts and bruises that’s all….like this has to be some kind of miracle…that we both escaped like that….. Ope was a bit disorientated..his car was a writeoff…..completely destroyed…. I try to calm him down and calm myself down…. All I kept thinking was…Laide what the fuck just happened now and how the hell were u and Ope able to survive this…how how how… people who saw the car said we were lucky…. God was on our side…no other explanation… I managed to get Ope’s phone….i couldn’t even find mine..and called some of his friends we hung out with earlier and they came back for us…..
They found my phine and moved some of Ope’s belongings into their car, took pictures of the accident scene and took us away from the scene, we went to the police station nearby and then to the hospital….doctor did some check up and Ope and I slept in the hospital.. I was so scared for Ope.. I didn’t sleep just kept watching him..i couldn’t even sleep even if I wanted to cause I just kept replaying the accident in my head…. I didn’t sleep at all…I just kept thanking God…thanking him for saving our lives..thanking him for the miracle..thanking him so much…..this was my second accident this year so you can imagine how I felt…Thank God…right now I can’t close my eyes cause all I can see is when the lights from Ope’s car shines and we see the trailer in the middle of the road ….you know that feeling when you know nothing can be done at this point in time..you are going to hit the trailer….you only wish you would survive it or if you go u go quickly and experience no pain. I just keep picturing it in my head and it haunts me. What if it was a tanker and not a trailer carrying cement..it would have been a whole different story…so many what if’s haunt me right now….am just so scared…..i just want to forget..there is a lot to be thankful for…but I just cant get the scene out of my head…. …I just wish it didn’t happen…..am not gonna forget this one in a hurry…and memories of this accident will haunt me for a very long time…but I am thankful to God for‘sparing my life and that of Ope’s….I thank him for this miracle…I thank Ope’s friends who were there for us and if not for them it would have been so much worse..i thank my friends…everybody who called, sent a text, bbm’ed….sent a dm or a msg on twitter..God bless you all for ur prayers!
The fact that I am alive to type this is nothing short of a miracle….