It only took 3 seconds….but it must have seemed a life-time.
The accelerator jammed stuck and the car shot across the road before he even realised what was happening.
He’d just dropped his wife and son off for an appointment.
Now he saw he was heading straight at them.
He wrenched the wheel frantically and made the split-second decision to point the car into a brick wall to his left. The car slammed into the wall, ricocheted back, bounced forward and then his wife was lying apparently lifeless on the bonnet in front of him.
He remembers running up and down the street yelling, his First Aid training forgotten and inaccessible to him.
His son took charge.
“My son became the parent and I became the child”, he tells me.
They both believed his wife was dead. Continue reading