UK-based Nigerian man gives thanks as he survives accident

A Nigerian man has shared testimony after surviving auto crash when he closed from work in the United Kingdom.

Jamal took to Twitter and posted a photo of the car after the accident, and explained the circumstances surrounding the accident.

The young man said the crash was just the most recent in a series of unfortunate incidents that took place within a short period of time. He said that he had earlier lost a relationship which he valued, and lost money.

He gave thanks to God for saving him and appreciated other motorists for showing concern when he swerved off the road.

Jamal wrote; “January has been interesting tbh. I’ve lost money, one of my most valued relationships and yesterday, I almost lost my life.

I lost control of my car as I came around a bend on an icy road. Thankfully, I swerved and missed running into a lorry. Car stopped metres from a river. I wasn’t over-speeding nor was I under the influence of substances. I had just finished a 12-hour shift and decided to take an unfamiliar road because of the traffic along my usual route.

I was marvelled by and grateful for the show of love and concern by other road users. I’ve been to AnE and have been assured that the aches I feel are from whiplash and should go away within 10 days.

I am grateful to still be here tbh. Everything happened so quickly and ngl, things could have been worse. I survived. Affliction shall not arise again.

As previously said, January has been characterised by losses so far. But fortunately, all that I have lost are things that can be replaced. I will recover. Now, more than ever, I am convinced that this year will be my year of the 3 Rs. Congratulations to me.”

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In similar news, a member of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) identified as Roland Moses, has recounted how he escaped death in an auto crash and another potential one.

According to the graduate of Biology, the two incidents happened on December 23, 2022 while travelling from Enugu to Akwa Ibom State.

The native of Akwa Ibom, speaking in an interview, gave thanks to God for saving his life twice in one day.

Moses said partly; I was coming from Enugu (State) (and travelling) to Akwa Ibom State. I just wanted to come home and rest before returning for service. There was no vehicle to take me from Kogi to Akwa Ibom, so I had to get to Enugu first. When I arrived in Enugu State, I boarded a bus. The driver addressed us well. He said we would get to Akwa Ibom in five or six hours. He also told us that we might be stopped at checkpoints.

As we were moving along Enugu Road, I didn’t know what really happened. I knew the driver was not drunk; he was normal. As we were moving, there was a vehicle, a truck, in front of us and another one behind us. I was talking to someone on the phone and as soon as I ended the call, I decided to relax. But I saw that the driver was approaching the vehicle in front. I remember that the passenger beside him told him to apply the brakes. I didn’t know whether the brakes failed but all I heard was, “Jesus! Jesus!” Suddenly, our bus hit the vehicle in front.

Everybody came out except one man that sat in front. I think the shattered windscreen must have injured him. Later, a vehicle coming from Abuja got to where we were and the driver offered to give us a lift to Abia State. He took us to Abia State and I boarded another vehicle belonging to the same company. When I bought my ticket, I asked the driver about the condition of the vehicle and he said everything was okay. He said he was about to move and was even waiting for a few passengers.