It was past 10 a.m. and the kids and I were on taxi going to church when I heard a loud screech. It was too late to even look where it was coming from because the source, a Toyota Innova, collided with the taxi we’re in. The first thing I did was ask the kids if they were okay. Gabby was flushing and Sunday looked dizzy. They were hurt!
I saw the driver of the Innova approached us and said something. The traffic officer said something about “going to Traffic Makati” but their words were just mumbles that didn’t sink in until I felt okay later. I didn’t care about filing a case against the driver; I was more worried with my kids so I decided to bring them to Makati Medical Center, the nearest hospital.
After paying the bill, I had second thoughts in going to the precinct where the taxi and Innova drivers were. I just wanted us to eat lunch and rest. But my conscience told me otherwise so we headed to Makati Traffic Management Office, near Makati City Hall.
There was a short argument because the sister of the Innova driver were kind of arrogant and immediately demanded for the hospital‘s receipt. I wanted to tell her that I wasn’t really there to reimburse what I spent on my kids’ check-up. I just wanted to go home! But I only thought of the taxi driver who is not allowed to go home by the police officers until the victims appear and settle the case.
I decided to make things easier for the rest of us. I just got what I paid for my kids’ check-up. The driver, I think, felt relieved. I just hope he learned his lesson. If he victimized a more unforgiving person, he either would have a case filed against him or pay a substantial amount for damages.
|The Toyota Innova's damage|
And though Toyota claims everybody loves Innova, I don’t think I would like to own one. Don’t think that I hold grudges against tangible things! It was, after all, the driver’s fault that Innova was introduced to me in a very unkind manner. Id’ rather have Honda CR-V or Hyundai Tucson. I love their features better!