Paolo Mastracca, deputy mayor of Pitigliano and known face of local TV, was involved in a terrible accident. Fate has pardoned him and now launches an appeal: "I turn to those who put themselves at the wheel with superficiality: the boundary between life and death is subtle"
"There are moments that make you understand how thin the borderline between life and death is. Today, more than ever, I have the impression that in a reality increasingly dominated by the virtual world many have lost the real perception of how important it is and, above all, this boundary line is irreversible, but it seems trivial to say it, but it must be emphasized that once this line has been crossed, there is no turning back.
The flash lasts a moment, it is the light that is telling you that your life is hanging on the thread of an outcome where one solution rather than another indicates life or death. It is not a matter of little importance. This is the feeling that I felt during the incident that in spite of me saw me involved on Friday night. A terrible experience. The lights that approached inexorably due to the frontal impact were just that imaginary flash that divides you between one solution and another. I clung to the wheel with all my strength, at that moment it was my only lifeline, it was the hope that the imminent and inevitable impact would not take the worst direction. They were only a few seconds but endless and above all, afterwards, when your mind re-elaborates those moments, it seems they have lasted an eternity.
I am here to tell you about my experience but if the epilogue had taken on another direction as was possible and even likely they would have been others to tell what happened and I would not have been able to write or tell any more. A few hours later, I wonder what allowed me and the guy on the other car to stay alive. Surely seat belts and airbags. But in certain dynamics these security tools do not offer the total guarantee of leaving unscathed by a scary accident. So? Fate, destiny, luck? Or for those who believe a superior entity (God) who wanted to save us?
I don't know what the correct answer is, I only know that when we are granted a second chance, it is right to treasure the lived experience and therefore I appeal with the heart to those who lightly and lightly put themselves at the helm ignoring that this behavior although held for a few kilometers it can mark a life, at that juncture there may be a flash that decides the boundary line between life and death and it is appropriate not to give too many chances to that cynical and mocking flash.
I take this opportunity to offer my sincere congratulations to the relief efforts that have taken place: firefighters, carabinieri, Red Cross, Mercy. For them it will be routine but those who found themselves like me for the first time involved in an accident were the opportunity to assess the professionalism and humanity put in place by the angels of rescue. Here, humanity is something to which we must all give more value, even when driving a car ".