I was trying to puzzle
out why my van had suddenly attached itself to an Auckland Motorway
work truck, when there was a tap on my driver’s side window.
“Are you alright mate,” said a somewhat anxious voice
Err ....yeah ....I think so” I replied
not too convincingly.
Fortunately I was in a position to turn my van’s
engine off as I had flashbacks of a movie I saw a day or two before
where this car burst into flames, after a spectacular crush. I
had no desire to depart this world as crispy bacon. I also managed
to wind down my window which made it easier for my rescuers to
shove me back in my wheelchair.
Once back in my comfy zone my head, complete
with bloodied nose, slowly unravelled the events of the last five
I remember heading south to Pukekohe. I was
stuck behind a huge Kenworth type vehicle in the middle lane so
I decided to switch to the fast lane ---which is where I belong
Once in the fast lane I saw looming on the horizon
the work vehicle upgrading the road. I slowed down to a complete
stop and waited till there was a gap in the traffic to pull out
into the other lane, so that I could resume my journey. Unfortunately
the guy behind me failed to stop and ploughed into the back of