Archive for March 9th, 2011

I crashed my car

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Damn, this post was supposed to be about good news, but everything turned upside down after I crashed the bimmer on my way to home this evening… πŸ™ πŸ™

It became very slippery on the highway tonight (all of a sudden I was told), and I slowed down as I saw a police van a couple of 100m’s in front of me, I intended to slow down some more to match the speed of the cars on the right lane, used the brakes and…NOTHING happened!! I ‘pumped’ the brakes, the car lost grip, started sliding, I hit full brakes, ABS kicked in…NOTHING! I pumped the brakes again, tried the handbrake…still NOTHING!! The few cars on the right lane prevented me from switching lanes and I couldn’t avoid crashing into the police van! Quite a big and scary crash which deployed both airbags…DAMN!!! πŸ™ πŸ™

I was not alone, as it turned out that the police van drove slowly on the left lane, approaching another car that spun some minutes before…it was extremely slippery, it was even hard to walk on the highway without slipping…

Oof, I am so glad that I drove a solid and heavy BMW, so I have no injuries. I guess that the car is total-loss however. πŸ™ I won’t put up the pictures I took, since it is just sad…

Hmm, I even made it into the local news, Romerikes Blad…it’s in Norwegian and tells that it was extreme slippery on the road.

And the good news? Well, that will follow tomorrow, now it’s time to zzzzz…