This is my first experience that occurred last Monday the 16.
we were 6 people i n the car my two uncle, my aunty my sister, my wife and me, we were traveling from navsari to jamnagar via Ahmadabad using the vadodara Ahmadabad expressway where the accident occurred.
I have had a hectic schedule last week , got bad news at 12 noon that we have lost my cousin husband aged 38. decided to leave early morning next day...but left late at night 11.30 reaching navsari was safe i completed the 620km journey in 10 hours sharp despite the traffic.
After the condolences meeting left navsari at 9 pm again for the 620 km journey had just over an hours nap in the noon.
was going smoothly from navsari to vadodara took the expressway at about am was smoothly doing 85/90 km-pl suddenly saw a big stone lying right on my path, to avoid I took sharp left and bang with the truck which just came on my left, the right side fender door took all the beating keeping all of us SAFE not a scratch.( by gods grace)
stooped the vehicle before the truck and got down shaken up, checked with my wife if she was ok, she was occupying the co drivers seat ( her routine) she was fine and so were everyone else, thanks to guide line rules of TAI
( wearing seat belts everyone).
I can only say that one way the truck saved us I might have not been able to control the car and bring it back on lane and might have gone over the protector fence and off the road.
The truck also got very little bit damaged the frame above the wheel arch got ripped off, the truck was MH registered cant remember the name ,but the driver and his partner spoke good Marathi, they bot asked if all were fine, I assured them we were ok, paid them for the damage to their vehicle and they left.
The wheel has got bent from one side so took the difficult task of changing it, I could not wife dialled the help line no , and they immediately responded their vehicle arrived and changed the tyre for us.
My bad luck the tyre was not properly inflated was very low on air pressure.( my fault for nor following TAI
rules for long journey) I ahd not checked on the spare tyre, was not carrying the foot pump which i always do)