My own car
My own car

My own car

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Steering wheels jammed, failing air condition, oil drops in your wind shear, increasing temperature in your cabin, thick smoke and fire from the engine compartment, I hope you can imagine what this is all about. This is one of my recent ghastly experiences which still continue to bring me the nightmares. I’m not talking about a crash landing of a private jet but about my own car which caught fire and exploded on my highway drive.

It was on a fine Tuesday morning that I had decided to go out for a 200 KM drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi and little did I know this would be one of those days which I will despise for the rest of my life. Everything started on a good note and as usual my husband was driving the car at a highway speed of 140KM/hour. We were 60 Kms far from downtown and all of a sudden my husband told me that his steering pressure is minimal and almost dead.

I remember his exact words – “What the heck is happening? I feel like I don’t have a steering anymore in my hands. ” I replied to him that it is his feeling out of drowsiness. He nodded to me and continued to accelerate. In nothing less than one minute we were faced with a situation which we least expected in our wildest dreams. A big bang and a cracking noise from the Engine compartment followed by jammed steering, failed air condition, oil spillage and scary thick smoke and high flames.

I saw the car interior display f

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lashing alarming and evacuation messages and I was totally numb and felt like anesthetized. However my alert husband was already planning for emergency eviction procedures, he grabbed his key documents from the glove box of the car and removed all seat belts and sidelined his car to the extreme right of the road preventing the road from being blocked. He asked me to get out of the car immediately and stand very far away from it to avoid any hit from any metal or glass shrapnel when the car explodes.

As this was a deserted highway my husband wanted to alert oncoming traffic of the potential danger. He immediately informed police and fire force and then ran back to the car briskly opening the boot of the car with his remote key to pull out the reflective hazard signal post. He in a hurry installed it on the road to warn other oncoming traffic to stay away from nearing the car as it awaits the explosion. It was a painful and disturbing sight to see my 2008 model car burn and explode for some unknown technical failure.

In a matter of ten minutes, the highway road was cordoned off and secured by police and fire force who extinguished the high flames in an hour to retrieve the charred remains of my elegant titanium color Chrysler Dodge Charger car. The charred remains of my car were then towed away by a recovery van and the site was cleaned and restored for traffic. Silently in my heart, I wished painfully a

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adieu to my car for saving me and my family from a gruesome disaster. When my car had slowly vanished away from my sight, I wished that it was nothing but an early morning reverie.

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