Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Flung into the Depths of Darkness

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Flung into the Depths of Darkness

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IF I was ever to realise just how vulnerable we may be to the fickle vagaries of life, a very scary experience the other evening provided ample evidence.

I was returning after enjoying a great game of football between Gold Coast United and Adelaide and, as the game did not finish until about 11pm, I was feeling fairly tired as the car was set on cruise control and started to wend its way south down the expressway.

The lights of Lismore were getting pleasantly closer and with the soothing sounds of Eva Cassidy entertaining me through the speakers, my long day was soon to be at an end. Then, in a split second, on reaching the top of St Helena and descending at the seemingly safe speed limit of 100km/h towards Bangalow, my headlights flickered and went out completely!

Instinctively, I braked and in the sudden darkness, needed to make a decision about how to safely manoeuvre my own 'runaway train' in traffic to prevent disaster. …

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