Jaya got a call from my sister saying that I had been taken to the hospital. She contacted my office to find out what had happened. They had not heard about the incident and promised to get back to her after they had enquired about it. They found out all the details and informed her about the situation.
It being vacation time, there was no transport available out of Hyderabad. Finally a taxi agreed to bring Jaya, Sujit and her parents to Coimbatore. They kept checking with the hospital for updates and were told that all tests were normal.
Obviously, the car developed some mechanical problem about 60kms from Coimbatore at a place where nothing was available including phones. (At that time, mobile phones were not as ubiquitous as they are now.) Folks in the hospital were worried when the car was delayed and checked with the police to find out if there were any accidents reported on the route. They heaved a sigh of relief when the car finally arrived about six hours late.
For the sake of brevity, I have skipped all the drama and stuck to the bare facts.