Written in 1996 following a road traffic ancient. A car with a drunk driver tried to overtake an articulated truck on a blind bend. I was coming the other way in an army truck. Couldn't swerve left because of the truck or right because of the cliff.
The impact was so hard it snapped the wheel clean off the axle and ripped the axle and drive shaft out.
Amazingly the driver and his wife both survived although he had very serious injuries
To be honest it wasn't that traumatic, the actual impact was so quick in happening you don't have time to think about it only react. Then adrenalin and training kick in. We ran to the car and bent the frame of the door back so we could get them out. Luckily the ambulance was pretty quick to arrive.
Think it shook my captain up more than me. He transfered to the air force on our return
Trouble is theses people have no real incentive to stop their stupidity and selfish behavior - unless they kill someone they only seem to get points and a fine and if they lose their licence they still go out drinking and driving. I long for a world where criminals get appropriate punishments. Drink drivers should be shot before they kill someone.... The risk of death would make them think twice before getting into a car.