As many of you know I do not like to drive at night, but sometimes I drive just locally to dinner or to the petrol station.
Last night – when returning from a visit to a petrol station – a black cow appeared out of the dark directly in front of the car. At the time I was driving about 110 km/h (~70 mph/h). The airbags deployed, the windscreen cracked and the car lost all electricity before I was even able to step on the brakes. I kept the car straight and came to a standstill as soon as I could. The miracle was that I was not hurt (not even a scratch). When I got out of my car – admittedly a bit shaky – the dead cow lay on the side of the road.
My rugged Toyota Fortuner and the fact that I wore a seat belt saved my life! As this car is probably a write-off, I am certainly planning to buy the same life-saving vehicle again!
I called for help and Magdel and Warren from Thanda came to my aid, helped me at the accident site and took me back to Thanda. Thank you very much, I will not forget!
This is a story about a very lucky guy in Africa!