Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Driving into Glasgow through sheets of vertical rain, it happens, one of those a scary moments you dread.

I'm late . On the dual carriageway snaking into the heart of the city I accelerate to pass a lorry. Too late, I see the layer of water on the road.. The lorry hits it first plunging the car into darkness. Suddenly am cocooned in a metal box. For a second it feels safe. But I know thats not true.

Alongside is a big lorry, behind a car, and the speedometer reads 60mph. Gently brake, the windscreen clears.

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