Asleep at the Wheel
by Anand Kumar Jha
My family and I had been to a distant place by car driving whole night due to some urgency. We completed the task there in the morning and again started returning back in the afternoon after taking lunch in a restaurant.
I was feeling sleepy so I asked my son to drive. He accepted very happily. I was sitting beside of my son on the front seat. After 30 minutes or so, everyone sitting on the back seat were sleeping. I also felt sleepy and slept.
After another half an hour, I heard noise of some people and my eyes opened. What I found was that we all were safe in the car but the car was stacked around bushes.
I did not understand anything and asked my son what was going on. I was stunned to find out that we were about 20 feet down from the main road
It happened so that my son had also fallen asleep while driving. It was then that the car had gone down from road 20 feet into the bushes.
By the grace of god, we were alright and car was also almost okay. We negotiated with the villagers to help us and they managed to push the car for half mile in order to bring back the car on the main road for a payment of some money.
We were thankful to god as well as to those good persons, who rescued us safely.