The day a speedster was silenced by the speed

Posted on April 16, 2014 12:30 am

With 19 years of driving experience, I have often witnessed madness on our roads but not to what happened last this evening. It made me feel that public roads are controlled by speed-maniacs and most of them are accident scenes waiting to happen but for one Subaru Impreza driver his luck came to an abrupt end. For those with driving experience, they will share my views that no one can ever know what to expect next. Over the years, I have witnessed a number of accidents that should never have occurred and were avoidable. However, the Subaru Impreza driver zoomed past me in a chicane at a speed of more than 90 miles per hour. Less than two kilometres from where he passed me, I found a mangled wreckage of his car, totally written off and stopped to help the constabulary who informed me that drivers have never known that driving at racing cars speed is a matter of life and death.

The car plunged in a hole that was nearly a meter deep and big enough across to accommodate a goat and was only covered by dirty and broken bottles. At the time he overtook me, there were warning signs of a bend but he simply chose to ignore. I was busy listening to Hounds of Love by Kate Bush when the speedster mad me feel like snail paced driver but little did I know that was one of his last moments in this beautiful world. It all happened so fast that I can’t recall all of the details. What I remember clearly was the sound of the Subaru Impreza tail pipes unique to the Subarus and racing cars around me. “Why did he choose to drive on that speed on such a highway?” one of the accident witnesses asked the constabulary while I was at the scene. Technically, problems that involve road accidents signs are the responsibility of drivers to take keen note and interest. Every permitted driver that is in a public or private road should meet safety standards and adhere to them. Failure to do so, the alternative finishing line is grave.

Contador Harrison