and she slammed her car into mine…

KMB_9852A few days back in the evening, I was driving towards bath island from the Lily Bridge, after turning right from the traffic signal on the main road, I was going straight on the main road at a very slow speed with the bumper to bumper traffic when i heard and felt  something slamming  into my car. Immediately pressing the breaks and  looked into the rear view mirror and spotted a black car (the one in the picture), which was attached to the back door of my car and was now slowly backing up. I parked my car on the side of the road and by the time I emerged out of my car the female driver of the other car, was already out on the road. seeing me step out, she almost immediately started shouting at me, “Didn’t you see me coming from the side, You should have stopped !” – I told her in a calm voice that it was my right of the way, as she was entering the main road from a side lane she should have stopped stop and waited for teh traffic to stop, also I told he that she slammed into me after I had almost passed her. At this she started stepping away towards her car while shouting out loud ” you have ruined my car, you could have stopped “.

Anticipating her intentions to run away from the scene of the crime I quickly went back into my car to grab my camera. By the time I was able to extract the camera, she was already in her car going in reverse, I aimed my camera and took a few quick shots before she raced away, When I last saw the car it was turning towards bath island.

Although the damage to may car was only a dent on the rear door, while her car too only had a scrapped bumper, the sad thing about the whole incident was her complete ignorance to traffic rules, lack of patience she showed while driving, and the worst of it was the fact that she didn’t even had the audacity to apologies. But maybe she was right, because the way the city works, I may have been a typical guy who would have harassed her in broad day light, may even have revealed a weapon and would have mugged her taking advantage of her politeness and confession, so I really don’t blame her for the way she reacted, may be I would have done the same if I was in her place, or maybe I wouldn’t even have stepped out of my car.

now i really wonder what would you have done if you were in a situation as her’s ?

12 Comments so far

  1. Sadiq (unregistered) on October 18th, 2009 @ 5:34 am

    It is indeed a harrowing experience to drive around in Karachi. And you’re absolutely right, majority of offenders will never own up to their mistakes and apologize for their poor driving. Karachi traffic either requires to be an extremely defensive or an extremely offensive driver, no exceptions.

    When I hear how Karachi drivers can drive anywhere in the world, I’m compelled to think that they can drive *poorly* anywhere in the world. Nothing to be proud of, huh?

  2. Ali Salman (unregistered) on October 18th, 2009 @ 8:35 am

    It’s disappointing that people have no civic sense and respect for others. People don’t realize that it doesn’t take alot of effort to be nice with others.

    Driving in Karachi is hell, partly lack of infrastructure can be blamed, but it’s our driving habits which are terrible. I would say I cannot afford to have a bad day, if someone else is having a bad day…So next time if you come across with someone as that lady, tell her I know you are stupid and arrogant, but please take few driving lessons!!

  3. Asim Kh (unregistered) on October 18th, 2009 @ 11:40 am

    It good that you have took picture and bring this article.
    I dont know how things work in Karachi as i never been there but if u talk about lahore; people no matter guy or girl; usually the person who smash the car or who is guilty always run away. thats why its like a rule that try to get the payment for repairing on spot as you wont get that person again even you call police or his mobile no.
    thats why typically this thing end up aruging and fight since no one accept its my mistake.
    on other hand if you talk about middle east where am nowadays, in dubai if any car is hit 1st call the police then they will issue fine or paper after which you car will get repaired else no one repair accident cars without documents and like a general rule car hit by back always on wrong or its their mistake. People get driving license without test and myself i also get license within a day just paying Rs.3000 but driving license i get in dubai paid Rs.60,000 in two months by first attempt.
    but in pakistan, its JUNGLE out there! and we are dont respect ourselves nor others and if you talk nice to someone then other tries to fool u and consider you a tiny miny person who anyone can smash!:) its so unfortunate and one reason again in pakistan is that no proper law and no proper justice on fast track.

  4. MB (kar_munib) on October 18th, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    Man o man !!
    Jamash yar i tell you what, i have seen worst and from your story i think she was polite enough to utter a line and leave.

    Although i have been very vocal on bari-gariun walaz at KMB i personally think they are easier to deal with (with exceptions) while the bike and bus walaz are usually ******** (with exceptions).

    Guy above is right, its jungle out there so better care for your own safety FIRST.

  5. بستنی (wasiq) on October 19th, 2009 @ 8:09 am

    Interesting story….I think the single white lady in the black car…did good…under the conditions of terror and law&order in the country….how could she or anybody in a similar situation not believe that you were reaching for a camera or a gun from your car…anyways,I think you did good too….its a great shot in a panic situation…the number plate of the car is very readable….
    as a sincere friend of you Jamash…I beg you not to press charges….forgive and forget is the best thing to do these days ….unless she shows up with a baby….lol

  6. Chotyum Sulfate (unregistered) on October 19th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    kabhi kabhi aysee khawateen gari sai utarti bhi nahi keyon kai, leak hojata hai, atleast uss nai utar kar daykha tou sahi.

    wayasay 1 baat sure hai, tumhari shakal aysee hai kai cycle wala bhi tum ko dant kar chala jai ga aur tum chee mee cheemee kartay reh jao gai. – tum wohi ho jo kutta agar bohnkta hai tou kehtay ko keya baat hai bhai, keyoon chilla raha hai

  7. fasee on October 22nd, 2009 @ 7:26 am

    @ jamash

    Ayee jamash bhai, wo wala foto bi tu dikhao, jis me aunty apna dupata theek kari riya tha, aur tum us ka chupkay chupkay foto bana ra tha…jis pe aunty ne gusha me tum ko gari thok diya…

    Ab meray ko kiya khali peli, kali peli foto dikhata aye, koi kancha piece ka foto hu to post kero na, tum tu camera galay me latkai ghomta hai na…hum tu jub tak mobile ka camera ON keray, sala piece nikal jata hai….agar nai nikalta tu 1.3 Mpixel me sala resolution hi kuch nai ata

  8. Hassan Abbas (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    larkiyon ki driving aur unka road cross karna tow khair Allah maaf karae

  9. Shamsi (shamsi) on October 23rd, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

    ch******m what a logic u have implied here to explain how he look like !

    amazing, he even have not replied or deleted it

    infact i agree to the point of THEM not stepping out of car, witnessed it in REAL.

  10. fasee on October 23rd, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

    They r a mess , but there presence on road keep the colors alive…don’t belive me…try driving ona. Highway..its hell witrhout them

  11. matintraveller (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2009 @ 4:06 am

    I guess folks in Karachi don’t pay for their cars with hard earned money for if they did they would not be driving in the fashion that they do

  12. ڈفر - DuFFeR (unregistered) on November 14th, 2009 @ 5:56 am

    او جی زنانیوں اور باووں کو ڈرائیونگ کے معاملے میں یہ بڑا زعم ہوتا ہے کہ ان سے اچھی ڈرائونگ کوئی کر ہی نہیں سکتا
    استاد جی کہتے تھے سڑک پر نکلو تو سمجھو تمہارے علاوہ سب اندھے ہیں
    لیڈیز اور بابوں کے معاملے میں یہ بات بالکل سچ ہے
    ان سے آپے ای بچو

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