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Monday, 28 October 2013

26TH OCT 2013, THE DAY I (MENA UKODOISREADY) ALMOST DIED...


This  happened on the 26th October, and I continued with work everyday till 30th and BAM then pain and agony hit me resulting in what i can best picture as terrible 

I wrote this note about 2 hrs after the event on 26/10/2015. THANKS FOR READING AND MAY THIS NEVER EVER HAPPEN TO YOU

My Car after the Accident    






So was driving down my street, seat belt on, the road so familiar it is easy to go into auto-pilot and this is what I do when I  got to a bend.  You see each time I get to a bend I Instinctively step on the brakes to slow down...it didnt work this time. In  a flash I realised that oncoming vehicles and pedestrians will naturally be on the street, and in other not to crash into, or hurt or kill anyone, I turned the steering directing it into a nearby deserted side walk close to an uncompleted fence. I  said my prayers and accepted the calmness that came with it.

Like a movie on slow motion the side of my car smashed into the fence till i did a 180. My side mirror and glass shattered, realising I still had consciousness I switched off the car and prepared to get out of it.

Taxis and cars slowed down to gawk. People rushed in they were all shouting different commands, "Lady use this door (passenger door) you crashed with the side of your car that has your fuel tank and the impact might cause it to explode" or words to that effect. They pulled me out through the passenger seat. I stood there bleeding and shaking. I heard all the words;
"Lady, My brother has a car work shop a few minutes away, let me take you there"
"Madam na God save you, you be number 4 person wey hit this same fence at this same part of the road", "Madam, you cant take this car away until you repair our fence, its 250 naira for the size of block, we need a hundred blocks and then we need cement and labourer's wage"
But many said, "You are bleeding, go to the hospital immediately, you are still in shock but may have suffered internal injuries"

and this is how I walked away with shards of glass bruising my hands and elbow and a slight limp. I noticed someone in a hijab, her camera phone pointed at me. Then noticed another man also taking pictures with his phone. But its okay.


This the fence after the wreckage




The owner of the fence wanted me to start repairing immediately, everybody else said go to the hospital. Went to the first hospital they were on strike, then the next and the next till I finally got one.

I am currently conscious and would love to say Thank You God for sparing me. I also want to say thank you to everybody who instinctively stepped in to help inspite of the danger. I cant list them all.
Thanks to my God, Who protects me and loves me so much (i dont know why, but He loves me) then my everloving Family, to Daniel, little Abba, Mansur, Oga Chris, The Policeman, the numerous men and women on the street, the doctors, the other hospital staff that tried to help.in spite of the strike. Last but certainly not least are my friends.
 
Before I forget, thanks to you for reading this...There will be many more thanks to be made... I want to add the following;

A. I think we should take it as a responsibility to learn about first aid.
B. I  think we should slow down each time we see the scene of an accident and instead of gawking/taking pictures, we should park safely and come out to help save a life.
C. I also think we should make a pledge, save a portion of our earnings every month no matter how small or big, and save it, with the aim to cash it out to help out strangers xyz the accident victims, they may never know you helped them,  you may never know whose life you are saving....

I hope this make an impact on every reader's mind.
Happy End of October! :-)

Hello November! :-)


I hope this make an impact on every reader's mind.

23 comments:

Nutty J. said...

My gosh!!!! OMG! Thank you Jesus for life....

I'm happy you are well and sound!!! to God be the glory

Anonymous said...

Na wa o cant they give you some time off work to rest. Are human beings now like machines? As long as its "working" it must resume work? PSSCHWWW. I thank God for your life o. Prayers do get answered!

Kiky said...

Thank God for his saving grace. Am glad you are fine.

Sugabelly said...

Really glad you are okay. Get well soon.

Those fence people are really stupid and heartless

Man2Man said...

Thank God for saving you...I'm really glad you are ok. Please if you don't feel well enough don't resume for work, your health is paramount, God forbids anything happens to you the work will still continue so if don't feel good enough to resume then don't.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for his guidiance n protections.am happy 4 u.n

Anonymous said...

Thank GOD for saving ur life and that of others. We pray for HIS protection always. I agree with Man2Man, its u first, then work is somewhere down the list

Toinlicious said...

Wow! Thank God for your life

LEROY said...

Thank GOD for your life Efemena. It's by the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because HIS mercies are daily renewed unto us and they never fail. Congratulations. I was involved in a crazy situation on the 21st of September, my car somersaulted at full speed while trying to avoid a pot-hole. Our lives are in HIS hands and our times too. Keep on keeping on at HIS purpose for your life.

Mena UkodoisReady said...

Friends you are far to good, thank you for kind words, I appreciate them so much.

Mena

Fluffycutething said...

Owner of fence wants you to repair what?????? kindly ignore the mumu abeg.

I'm thankful that you are sharing this post in good health!!!

Anonymous said...

Dorothy, I am thankful to God you made it through...... Gods grace will always go ahead of you now and always ....with prayer and thoughts *smiles*

youknowwho said...

My poor dear. I hope you are ok. I wish I was there to protect you. I know how you feel when hurt sick or alone in a city without family. I am here for you. I have always loved you dear and will always do. If only ....xx

Mena UkodoisReady said...

May God bless you and keep you. Thanks for your words of encouragement. :-)

Omoregee said...

Thanks be to God for His protection, I rem an accident I had with my mom on my convocation day.....her brake failed as well and she had to swerve and crash into a stationary car....on a day of celebration. While I made it away with a limp, she suffered a fracture n had her arm was in cast for months....I will constantly thank God for His mercies

Mena UkodoisReady said...

Thank God Omeregee, only the living can praise the Lord! I thank God for you!

Darla Sue Dollman said...

I am so glad that you survived! How awful that must have been for you! I always stop to help and the only time I take pictures is of skid marks or damage if I witnessed the accident as I am a former legal investigator. I am so angry that people slow down to gawk at accidents, preventing emergency personnel from reaching the accident site. I am glad you are okay.

Mary Purpari said...

Thank you for your story--it is wonderful that so many people tried to help you, and terrible that there were those more interested in material interests. You were very blessed that there were people sent to help you.

Mary Purpari said...

You were so blessed to have been saved and that there were people sent to help you.

Mena UkodoisReady said...

Thank you Mary Purpari and Darla, I didnt mind with the picture taking but the gawking was wierd.

I thank you so much for your kind words as well. xx

Amanda said...

Babe I didn't know you were going through all this and there was I ranting my marital woes to you and you as usual patiently listening. Its Nky that gave me the link to this blog. God saved you for a purpose. Glory be to God. I also had an accident but mine was okada accident I believed I would get better and I did. God has favored you sweets all glory and honour be upon His Name. Now do you believe this mber months? Muahugs

Sherri said...

Just read ur ordeal!
thank God for his protection and mercies!
I hope u are better.
cyber hug!!

sapele honey said...

Oghene me. Thank goodness u r okay.