Yesterday we were on our weekly jaunt to the Sunshine Coast.
The drive is a little over an hour.
We travel the Bruce Highway, the stretch that is deemed the most dangerous in the state.
We were not far out of town when we very fortunately escaped a near miss.
We were still on the single lane section when the car immediately in front of us began veering into a stream of oncoming traffic.
You've probably seen someone drifting out of their lane on the road before, usually they correct themselves in plenty of time.
This car didn't.
It just kept drifting, across lanes, right into the path of a 4-wheel drive and caravan. My hands flew to my chest, I called out "OMG", my husband started heading left although I'm sure we couldn't have avoided it, there was nowhere to go.
At the very last second the car righted it's path, the 4-wheel drive & van managed to swerve enough to miss it and a tragedy was avoided.
But I was stunned at how suddenly and without warning it all happened.
Who knows what the driver in front of us was doing, but a moment of inattention was all it took.
So we travelled on, hearts still pounding, when a mere 15 minutes later we came across a traffic accident, one that didn't miss.
We were on the dual carriage way by this time and in the ditch between the lanes was an overturned ute, a 4-wheel drive banged up at the front, and a completely smashed caravan. Emergency vehicles were everywhere, the mess was shocking, and now our hearts were in our mouths!
You know that old saying, about things coming in threes.
I was so worried and uneasy until we got off the road!
After getting safely to my husband's parents house, I was retelling the story to my mother-in-law and she said her neighbours had overturned their caravan just a few days ago. Was that the third thing? I hope so!