Life is crazy. I am not supposed to be here tonight, being at home and browsing the tennis forum. This morning, my friend and I were inches away from getting killed on highway 5 in central California. I was driving North bond at approximately 60 miles per hour on the left lane in a 2-lane highway. It was raining like there was no tomorrow; the raging wind was hurling at ~40 miles per hour. I was driving behind a black Frontier truck and all of the sudden, the truck lost complete control and the front of the truck was facing me! Shocked, my first instinct told me to swerve to the right lane. However, the wind was blowing my car to the left, so my car started spinning in circles in the middle of the highway! My buddy and I were fully awake but there was absolutely nothing we could do but see the car spin in circles. Luckily, I was able to swerve the car to the grass and the mud on the right side of the highway. Both of us were unharmed and my car was not damaged. We could have been critically injured (or dead) in the following situation: When my car was spinning in circles, the car behind us was too fast to stop and hit us. If the wind was stronger and blew my car to the other side (South bond) of the highway. There was no divider between these two directions, so it could easily have happened. If the right side of the high way was made of concrete (instead of mud and grass) we would probably have been dead. It was completely pitch black when I smashed the car into the mud, at about 30 miles per hour. Imagine what would have happened if I smashed the car into a concrete wall at 30 miles per hour. I just feel so fortunate to be alive right now. The images of my car spinning and my buddy screaming “oh my god we are gonna die!” have occupied my mind the entire day. I really could not sum up my feelings in words right now, but I can only tell you that I do not want to die at the age of 22 in the middle of nowhere in California. I am very emotionally traumatized at the moment, that I really could not organize my thoughts. Life is no doubt a crazy ride.