Crash Into Me

Saturday night. I was doing about 70 km/h on Gatot Subroto with Saski, on the way to Semanggi to meet Sacha – we and a couple of friends got together for a sort of post-wedding party, as we were Sacha’s wedding committee, making sure everything went ahead as planned on her special day.

Entering the Semanggi area from the direction of Slipi, we were nearing the ramp off down to Sudirman, where I planned to go straight and make the turn to Plaza Semanggi ahead when suddenly a gold-coloured Innova cut us off at high speed and crashed his rear to the right of our front end. It was so fast that I didn’t have time to brake, so a small collision was unavoidable. Luckily it was more of a brush, and so when the Innova continued its turn down to Sudirman, I took chase and flashed my lights to him several times before he finally stopped in front of GKBI.

When he stopped and got out, he was already bowing apologies while checking his car. I stopped the car right behind him, and almost punched his lights out. I might of did so as well if the person didn’t have the tact to know that he was the one in the wrong. I yelled at him for a few minutes, before asking his responsibility for this matter. He said I should follow him to his office to sort things out… which is in Tanjung Priuk. Too jacked up with adrenaline to think straight, I gave him my card (which he said his office will call me on Monday) and told him this should be a lesson – what if the crash was worse? How would he live with it?

To this minute nobody has called. Insurance can cover the damage to the car, but not to my temper.

About barijoe

Failed Musician, Reformed Gadget Freak and Eating Extraordinaire.

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