I've received quite some emails about this matter, and I must inform you that the reports of my death are (about 46 years) premature.
Yes, I was in a car accident in Tanzania. No, none of us got hurt badly. Yes, my car is a wreck. What happened was that me and three of my friends were driving the 290-km motorway from Mbeya to Iringa. About 40km from Mbeya there was one of those big potholes that African roads are notorious for. My friend tried to steer clear of it, but the car hit the hole, spinned over a couple of times, and collided head-on with an oncoming 35-ton fuel tanker. Three Finnish doctors from Ilembula hospital: GP, surgeon, and anesthesiologist were there in less than an hour, just to find out that none of us was really badly hurt.
Yes, a close call, but not quite there yet.