Tuesday 6 December 2016

Gordon Reid and Phew!

First off all, well done to Gordon on reaching World Number One in Wheelchair Tennis!

We feel very lucky to arrive home in one piece!!!

We had been further afield to do some shopping and were returning along a main A route. When either of us drive we try to maintain a route down the middle/left of our side of the carriageway, unless getting ready to overtake, as we drive on the left over here! Luckily for us, we were not ready to overtake.

There we were, driving merrily along when a lorry on the other side of the road, suddenly veered over the central white line, onto our side of the road:(

DB took evasive action, swerving to our left. He quickly glanced in the rear view mirror to see that the car behind, almost veered off the road to avoid said lorry who was being rather slow to respond and bring his vehicle back onto his own side of the road.

As he was so slow, we wondered if he was falling asleep at the wheel. Unfortunately, it all happened so quickly, neither of us had time to get his number plate details or even the firm he was driving for.

I really hope he didn't make the same mistake further down the road and actually cause a serious accident!

Such little margins.


  1. It happens on far to many occasions. As I was told when I first learned to drive you really do have to have your wits about you, keep well into your own side of the road and drive as though every one else on the roads is a potential hazard and out to get you.

    Thank goodness you are both okay. xx

  2. Narrow escape. Living near a major British Port and having worked there you see what goes on. All too often we had to report drivers (lorry and car)who smelled of alcohol. They'd spent the 'crossing' on the ship in the BAR! I'm lost for words.

    1. That is a worry isn't it. Why don't people think!

  3. OMG that must have been very scary.
    As Sue says it does happen far too often.
    Glad you are safe-x-

    1. Thank you. It does make you realise though, how easily something can happen!

    2. Glad you are both ok. We had someone come round a bend on the wrong side of the road when the girls were young. How J managed to escape us being hit I will never know as we were right near a school where there were metal railings installed so we couldn't even mount the pavement to escape - it was evening time and it was deserted other than the maniac in the other car. I've seen drivers take the bend outside my house too fast and mount the pavement. I'm sure someone will end up in the front of F's house before long:( and this is a quiet residential area with a 20mph speed limit.


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