Hit and Run

Yesterday evening we went to fetch Ethan from school. Darling parked his car by the roadside and walked to the school while Ayden and I waited in the car. I was singing to Ayden when I heard a loud bang and a sudden jolt. I looked up to see a car sped off. I quickly took down the registration number. My heart was pumping so hard it felt like it was going to explode.

With shivering fingers I messaged Darling. Why sms instead of call? Coz I wanted to type out the registration number of that blardy stupid car before I forget! I saw the car drove into a nearby apartment so I thought if anything, we can still hunt him down! But Darling did not reply me so I called him but no answer. Pik pak pik pak heart beats even faster. I dared not get out of the car to check the extent of the damage so every single second waiting in the car is driving me nuts!

After what seems like an eternity (which actually was just a minute) I saw Darling and Ethan walking, very slowly towards our car. I was like a mad lady there banging on the window trying to tell Darling that our car has been hit. No, it did not occur to me then that there is this button I can actually use to wind down that stupid window >_<

Darling, upon seeing this mad lady with hands flying all over dunno what she’s trying to say, walked hurriedly towards us. The moment he opened the left front passenger door to let Ethan in, I started shouting like an insane woman, “Our car has been hit! We kena BANG-ED dy ah! Why u never reply my sms? Why never answer my calls? Go check if the car penyet dy or not! Omg we have been hit!!!!”

Darling ran towards the right side of the car to check the damage. I saw him looking from front to the back, up to down. I was trying hard to read his expression but he looked so calm. And in slow motion I saw him adjusting the side mirror. Apparently, that car hit our side mirror. That’s it. The side mirror. Nothing more than that but I swear I thought I felt the Earth move when we got hit ok?

Darling asked me what car hit us. I answered, “I dunno”. He asked what color? I said, “I dunno”. He asked, “What you know?” I angry lah! I say la, “Oi! I took down the registration number dy good enuf u know?!” He said, “How u going to drive like that? You dont even know what car banged you. How to do a police report?” Sigh… And I was just talking about this issue (of me not able to recognise cars) with my cousin the other day…

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    I was like.. oh NO… and imagine you ‘waving’ to William!! Then I started laughing… muahahahahha… *sorry for the laughing part* but I really find it funny coz it’s only the side mirror!?

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      Kan? William had the same reaction oso… -.-

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    you are…..pls be more alert in ur surrouding next time. more for u n bb in the car.
    Hope W gave u some TLC at home after ;)

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      Thank you Rach. I’ll try to be more alert but I seriously dunno cars. Need to learn more :(

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    So scary leh. =( But at least nothing too bad lo. And at least you remembered the number. XD If for me I won’t be able to react at all.

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      I dunno, instinct made me look at the number.

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    Hmm, it’s normal to panic in situation like that, but glad that nothing serious happened!

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      Yes, am so glad nothing serious happened.

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    Aiya… sorry to hear that ..hope u can family are ok..

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      We are ok, no worries. Thank you June :)

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    Something similar happened to my car last week. The owner of a law firm hit my car with his Beemer! My heart also pik pak pik pak like yours. I was alone with my 2 older girls. Slight dent and scratches on my car door now.

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      So sorry to hear that. Did he pay damages to you?

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    Sorry to hear that..Hmm that reminds me of kena hit twice in a day.

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      Yeah. Kesian u that day. Twice summore :(

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    Accidents happen. Usually, when it has happened, I would just stay calm, assess the damage and get the people to repair – not much that one can do already. But you have the car number and you saw it going into the apartment opposite – cannot go there to ask kah?

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      Aiya.. William did not buy la. Forgotten to check oso if number strikes or not. Better dont check coz if it does, heartache!!

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    Hmmm, your story reminds me that I had hit someone’s car when I wanted to stop at traffic light last week. The person’s car was ok but my car’s plate had damaged badly.

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      Owh. Sorry to hear about that. Glad the other party’s car is ok.

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    Good that you took down the registration number. And glad that nothing serious happened. It is just the side mirror.

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      We are thanking our lucky stars that it’s just the side mirror.

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    Just wondering how you c the number without noticing the car’s colour… :p

    Hit and run case, even u got every info and report to the police… from my experience, it remain unsolve until today…….

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      Good question. William wants to know too! Lol! But I dunno what to answer. Haha!

      I heard too that if the other party do not lodge a report, there’s nothing much we can do.

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    So what is the extent of the damage? That car driver so irresponsible. Dare to drive away.

    But at least you and Ayden were safe.

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      Yes we are safe. The side mirror. That’s all.

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    you can’t do much when it’s a hit and run. Anyway, you are safe. That’s the most important.

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      Yes, thankfully we are ok and not much damage to the car

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    Aiyo….why you so kancheong… just stay calm la like your hubby. Not end of the world wat.

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      Natural reaction lor. Not I want oso :(

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    My story was even worst, some car banged mine and we came out for negotiation, he knew he was wrong and he just left a reply: just make police report la, i don’t think i’m wrong, in fact, i thought you were wrong. My mom was like so freaking pissed off and of course, we did launch a report

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      So kesian u. Hate it when we encounter these kind of drivers :(

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    luckily just side mirror…. :)

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    AHAHAHAHA!!! omg, best post ever.

    you’re hilarious. :D

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