Posted: 07/08/2017 at 12:59
Sweet dreams Pat.
I've just had a cold caller tell me I had been involved in a car crash that wasn't my fault.
So I explained that MY MOST RECENT crash was in December of last year and that it was ABSOLUTELY AWFUL.
There I was driving quite happily when all of a sudden A POLICE CAR PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF ME.
I had not seen them and they were NOT on blues or twos.
I slammed on the brakes and tried to stop as quickly as I could. IT WAS SO SCARY.
Before I realised it the FIRE ENGINE who had been driving up my arse the entire length of my journey was not stopping in time so I performed an evasive manovere to try and prevent myself being rear ended.
They clearly by this point hadn't clocked on so I continued...
The police car didn't even stop.
I pulled over where it was safe to talk to the FIRE ENGINE driver. He was pretty shook up and fortunately the back end of the vehicle I drive was pretty beaten up anyway so I wasn't too worried about that but my BACK REALLY HURT.
Ah they near squeal with delight; injury time! They encourage me to continue.
My WRIST WAS PRETTY MESSED UP as the steering wheel had been ripped out of my hand as I had bumped the kerb and I had caught MY HEAD somewhere too.
Yes yes they go... (by this point I'm getting bored)
I took the details of the fire engine and had myself CHECKED OUT by an AMBULANCE crew who said I didn't need to go to hospital.
(can you hear them nearly squeaking with pleasure?)
I reported it to my boss as I was driving a company vehicle at the time and I took all the details down if they're needed but I don't think you'll be able help me...
I mean I was in a marked POLICE RIOT VAN at the time escorting the FIRE ENGINE and the other police officer was hunting an armed and dangerous person so he was only doing what he has to do and he brought cakes for everyone so no harm done really.
Honestly it was embarressing how long it took for it to click.
The above tale is entirely true. I was attending an emergency services show (hence the ambulance crew being on hand to take one glancing look at me between laughing).