I am a non special guy
I was a middle class Automotive engineer
My life was going in a steady way until that day...
I was cruising down the road with my mother heading towards work
When this guy appeared ... he was crossing the street , I was on my legal speed limit and nothing wrong could happen ... I maneuvered and he stepped back so I maneuvered again and he stepped forward against me like he was hunting his death ... so I tried to stop the car at when it was too late ...
I literally stood up on the brake but ..
It was too late.
I took him to the hospital and he told me you were not responsible it was my fault .. you should go before you meet my family and they will not forgive you or let you go.
I told him I will wait till someone come and take care of you .
His cousin came and asked did you catch this guy who done this to my cousin ?!
I told him here am I .. while there was a witness who insisted to come with me to the hospital ,he told the man that I was not responsible for what happened to the injured guy.
So he appreciated my action and the cousin let me go .
Time has passed and my car was totaled in an accident after a few months and I WAS NOT DRIVING MY CAR , a friend of mine almost got us killed .
Time also passed and I knew that the guy I took to the hospital was dead due to severe low blood pressure when he was transferred to another hospital on the responsibility of his family three days after the accident.
And .. I went to the court.
Good news is no license plates registered in the case , no witnesses came , no real evidence that I was driving this day !
Bad news is ...
I was struggling to withstand the situation..
I had a huge blame on myself inside me.
I had a huge regret that I was driving this day in the first place.
So I stood in front of the judge and sweared to god that I will tell the truth as requested from the judge.
And I did ....
And he was such a warm hearted human being to not let me to jail ..
But the dead guy family charged me a huge fine in the court ( as I were guilty anyway ).
A fine of one million EGP ...
Well above 60,000 $
For the sake of scale , I only earn around 4000 EGP/month ( roughly 240$/month) As an automotive engineer for living and I am married ( yes that's happening in Egypt).
If I will not pay I would got prisoned a month for every 2500 EGP.
My bank account only have 5000 EGP right now .
I only wanted to reduce my jail period...
I need to be with my mother .. she is 68 and cannot not live alone...
My wife is a very pure person and she is like the daughter of her husband and will not withstand the loss...
I know cannot afford some cash that could make a difference ....
Thanks and forgive me for your time.