In the hindsight, everyone wearing the seatbelts was the best decision. And not getting proper sleep the night before travel was the worst.
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In mid-April 2022, me, wife and two kids (8 and 13) while going on a trip of over 5k kms from Bangalore – Delhi – Bangalore, I slept at wheel just after 200 kms from Bangalore and rear ended a truck at about 7:00 AM. I had been driving at about 100-110 kmph. As a result of the impact with truck, Storme was pushed to the left, it jumped the road shoulder, went into the field and stopped against a small tree. All of us were belted. It was seat belts, strong build of Storme and a lot of luck that we had survived the accident. I had fracture (meta carpels 3, 4 and 5) and a deep cut in my right arm (can’t post the horrible picture of the cut) and some cuts and bruises on forehead, face and right hand. Kids and wife were thankfully unhurt except for the trauma of the accident and some hurt in chest due to seatbelt. Wife probably hurt her head against door and had sever pain for few days.
Now every time my daughter (now 9 years old) sits in car (on rear seat), she reaches out for the seat belt. In the hindsight, everyone wearing the seatbelts was the best decision. And not getting proper sleep the night before travel was the worst. I did not even realise and the sleep had me.
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