I had a bit of a mishap driving. I was careless and diverted my concentration off the road for less than thirty seconds, and in that time I somehow managed to mount the curb and hit a fire hydrant. It was on a quiet street and there were no cars or people around, so no one else was involved, but it did damage my car quite a bit. Luckily for me, it had a very low impact on my body, other than jolting me back to reality.
When my wheels hit the curb, they got quite damaged. I can’t explain more than that because I don’t really know much about cars, but when I took my car to the mechanic, he said I was in serious need of a wheel alignment service. I obliged. The mechanic did a lot of work repairing the front of my car. I was actually quite taken aback at the internal damage I had done to my car. It was such a minor accident that I thought I could probably get away with just driving my car as normal, aside from the obvious dent in the bonnet, but my mum insisted that I get my car checked over by an auto mechanic just to be sure. I’m glad I listened to her because wow, the car was a lot worse off than I thought it was going to be.
I’ve definitely learnt my lesson from this whole ordeal. I will be taking my driving a lot more seriously from now on, and I will ensure that there are minimal distractions around me at all times. I’m very lucky that I wasn’t hurt and that I didn’t do any damage to anyone’s property.
I’m also very lucky that this minor accident led me to a mechanic, as it’s been years since I’ve had a car service. Adelaide has very strict servicing rules, and apparently my car was not up to standard. If I hadn’t come in soon it would’ve broken down completely. This sounds to me like my accident was a blessing in disguise. Who knows what dangerous situation I could’ve found myself in if my car broke down.