Two years ago, on a summer afternoon, 7 PM. A brother of a personal friend of mine is driving way above the speed limit coming from Beirut to Saida. Recklessly, he enters Saida's Eastern boulevard and without looking in front of him, knocks an elderly woman down with his car. The woman, who turned out to be the grandmother of another friend of mine, is taken to the hospital by an ambulance and dies later that night. The guy will live with guilt through-out his whole life. He was lucky that the victim's family did not press charges.
One year ago, on a summer late night, 2 AM. A young guy, descending from a prominent family in Saida, is driving from Beirut to Saida and had reached the highway. Rumors has it, he was drunk. Other rumors say he was just sleepy. BAMMM.. He hits a tree near the entrance of Saida city, loses consciousness, car blows up. He dies there and then. He wasn't found until the morning by the local army personnel.