I Almost Got Hit By a Car

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    I was walking across the street

    when I heard this Skidding Noise, Did not know it was a truck slamming on it's brakes sounded really weird. looked to my left and there was a truck sitting there, nothing seemed to be moving at all. A Voice said to me hop on the medium, so I did, After which the truck started...
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    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    Today me and two of my best friends were

    hanging out downtown and having a really good time. Now, know that I a a super cautious person, the kind of person that makes her friends wait for the light to change and all that. But When we stopped at a cross walk and my friend started walking, I figured the light was changed...
    Katiewbu Katiewbu
    16-17, F
    Jul 30, 2015

    In Grade 1 Or 2

    I was stupidly running across the road from school and this teacher was driving infront of me...I was close to getting run over lucky she put the break on quickly... I was scared and it was a lesson after that I was careful about crossing the road a girl in 1999 tried to run...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Feb 6, 2011

    So Close..

    I walk almost everyday to and from work. I walk the back roads to avoid traffic and only see it when I hit the main street. I always obey all crossing signals and look both ways. I was really close to the my workplace and I was walking across on the crosswalk. I had the right of...
    raventhecrow raventhecrow
    Oct 7, 2012

    I did get hit by a car- twice.

    .. once when I was 7 crossing a very busy street to go to the drug store to get my mom cigarettes and at 20 in NYC by a cabby who committed a hit-and-run!
    tryingtogetitright tryingtogetitright
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015

    I was about to walk across the street

    when I had the right of way until I saw this insane lady come speeding isn't the gas station parking lot so I jumped back on to the sidewalk I swung my fists to hit her car but she's lucky I missed it and I yelled watch your going lady. It's like she didn't see me because she...
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    Dec 19, 2015

    Almost got hit by a car ,

    a learner stopped on my side there was no cars on other so I crossed as I got to middle a car came bloody quick he put his hand up as he went passed literally one or 2 steps I woulda got hit , he was going above the speed limit easily, I just stood there as my heart stopped.
    XjadeeX XjadeeX
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    Thanks To Him...

    When I was about 5, I was being baby sat by my friend's HOT older brother. We went to go to the store. We were crossing the road when I tripped. A semi was coming up the hill that was only about 100 meters away, I went to get up but my knee was BADLY scrapped, so I fell back down...
    Magical96 Magical96
    Jan 20, 2011

    Just Today...

    I was crossing the highway at a cross walk. The light turned yellow and I started walking off the sidewalk onto the road. Of course I am walking with my headfones and music going. I don't hear it but I see the car coming and it has to swerve to miss me. I am in the road while...
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    Jan 6, 2011

    I Saw My Life Flash Before My Eyes

    So today I was walking back from Walgreens and I was about to cross the street to get back on the street that leads to my house. So as the light was red for the people I was next to, I decided to cross. As I had looked up the light for the people in front of me as I was crossing...
    DeadlyChic DeadlyChic
    16-17, F
    Sep 27, 2013

    I was walking my dog

    and i look both ways and when i walked off the curve i didn't see the car and it was a one inch from hitting me and my dog.
    nixlikespie nixlikespie
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    I was crossing a legal crosswalk near a path on

    my bike and I waited for the people on the other side of the crosswalk to be in hallway across before I started going and when I was halfway across a car went flying in front of me and I slammed on my brakes and they just zoomed away
    spacecatmax spacecatmax
    13-15, M
    Feb 13

    Gotta love those people

    who take signs like "Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk" as merely suggestions. Sorry I don't walk fast enough for you.
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    Dec 22, 2015

    Twice! So earlier this morning,

    while I was standing at the island waiting to cross the street. I heard a sudden loud screeching tire sound. When I turn my head to look where the sound is coming from. I saw this fast approaching armor vehicle driving towards my direction with just a meter away. The driver...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict
    26-30, F
    Mar 4, 2014

    I was walking into an aldi store

    and I didn't see this guy coming into the parking lot he was going like 40 mph and he was literally 12' away from me
    Heydoglovers Heydoglovers
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015

    Test Of Friendship

    I almost was struck and killed by a car. It happened three years earlier at a public park. I was playing tag with my friends, when I ran out to the curb. I never noticed the blaring lights of an incoming car. I stepped out onto the street, but I felt someone grab my arms, and...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    Jan 8, 2010

    I've been hit by a car before

    but on a seperate occassion I was only almost hit. The difference being this time it was on purpose. I was playing basketball in the street once with a few friends. Some ***** was driving right at us so we started walking to the sidewalk. As I was 2 feet from the sidewalk she...
    CocineroJerfey CocineroJerfey
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015

    I was walking to my house

    when I noticed I dropped my bracelet on the edge of the sidewalk but it's was being moved by the wind I tried to get it was fast as I can safely I escape before this man was drinking and driving in the afternoon! I forgot about the bracelet and got home and immediately went and...
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    Oct 4, 2015

    When I was working as a paramedic a few years

    ago I was treating a heart attach patient on a busy corner in NYC. I suddenly felt this gust of wind and heard a terrific crash behind me actually knocking me down. It turned out to be a rubber necker who was more interested in what we were doing than paying attention to his...
    Linsmile81 Linsmile81
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    So I was walking to the store with my friends

    and I was on my phone and I heard one of my friends scream, so I dropped my phone and the car rolled over it. So I was without a phone for about 2 months.
    Bailey242 Bailey242
    Jun 29, 2015

    Visually Impaired With My Guide Dog Stan

    Just about a week ago I was walking up to a store not too far from me.  I waited at the crosswalk for my turn to cross when my turn came, as I just started to cross some loser almost ran into me.  I understand we live in a fast-paced world now but some people just need to stay...
    HightlightBear HightlightBear
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 26, 2012

    They hit me at the slowest speed possible,

    but it is not a good feeling to unexpectedly be riding on the hood of someone's car. Two drunk, shirtless frat boys were in the car apparently oblivious to pedestrians. They didn't apologize, but I guess I wasn't hurt. I reported it to the district police, but they told me to...
    Marbo12 Marbo12
    26-30, M
    Sep 21, 2014

    I was running to my school,

    you call it careless but i did wait for the proper time until crossing, then I ran towards my school. Suddenly I realize that a car was speeding at me. There was so little time I barley knew what to do, but I booked it. My backpack got hit in the process. I got to the other side...
    thatoneguy395 thatoneguy395
    Apr 7

    Okay so, me and my family came back from a

    party i think it was and it was late and i was really tired and i crossed the road quite slowly and as soon as i came onto the pavement on the other side, a car literally drove past at a fast speed and when i looked back it turned out that that car was being chased by a police...
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 29

    Haha This Is So True For My Life.

    I cycle everywhere in the city i live in and i am almost hit by a car daily. People are so aggressive these days it is crazy. I was in a best buy parking lot and was crossing the crosswalk when a car ran the stop sign and almost hit me. I yelled at him saying " slow down and i...
    bleubirdz bleubirdz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2010

    I have almost gotten hit by many cars.

    3 days ago I was going over to my friends house and she told me to wait. And then she and her boyfriend started pranking me over text. And I got scared and mad by this. (I didn't know it was a prank) so I started biking really fast. And I almost got hit by 4 different cars...
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    Jun 28, 2015

    I was walking down the road

    and this old lady came by and didn't stop at all for me and so she nearly hit me but I was lucky to be near the sidewalk and make it...I stuck my middle finger to her for that
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    Jul 20, 2015

    i usually walk like 2inches away from cars a lot

    and one time this car decided to stop in front of me and I fell over and broke my phone
    DaveGamer17 DaveGamer17
    16-17, M
    Jun 29, 2015

    I was almost hit by a car

    that did not feel the need to stop for a red light, while legally crossing in a crosswalk. The car stopped as I jumped out of the way, and the driver glared at me as if the incident was my fault. I drive, and in heavily congested areas with many pedestrians, and I pay...
    FormerEPer1234 FormerEPer1234
    36-40, M
    Feb 15

    One time I was walking home

    and there was a three way intersection. A car pulled up and let me pass him. As I was passing him a random tan car came around the corner and screeched to a stop 1 foot away from me. I yelled "What the **** dude" and ran to the other side of the street. He didn't even come see...
    MinerAbacuss MinerAbacuss
    41-45, M
    Dec 8, 2014
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    Jun 28, 2015

    I almost got hit by a car.

    It was a quiet morning of my junior year in high school. I walked to school like usual. There was a long crosswalk that I would need to cross before reaching to the other side and continue my walk to school. When I was crossing the road, there was this car that ran pass the...
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    May 7, 2015

    Dark Foggy Night

    When I was 11 years old my dad and I were driving home from my guitar lessons. It was getting into winter, and it was 7:30PM so it was dark. Add on the fog, and it was not the best driving conditions. So, on the last turn until our little town, we started to turn. Now, at this...
    Magical96 Magical96
    Aug 8, 2011

    When I went to New York three years ago,

    I wanted to cross the street and since little old me lives in a kind of small city/town, what ever you wish to call it, that always let's the pedestrian first no matter what or you get a ticket. Well I guess it doesn't work every where.
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    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    God Saved My Life:)

    I get home schooled twice a week and I walk up to McDonalds to meet her. I was crossing the road and I always look both ways 3 times. I ran into the middle section, and all of a sudden a car pulled out from a street and I was 1 inch of being hit or killed. My reflexes stopped me...
    hasbrogrl74 hasbrogrl74
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2012

    It was months ago....

    I was too dazed (because of stress) while crossing the street and almost got hit by a car.
    LavenderHart009 LavenderHart009
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2015
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 11

    many times actually I have this bad habit of

    not paying attention to my surroundings and that leads to me crossing the street without checking to see if a car is coming.
    mynameiskris mynameiskris
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    Scenario... I go to work,

    park in the parking lot, decide to walk over to the Wholefood place to pick up a couple of things...now you have to cross a very busy intersection known as State Rd 123 in order to get to this place. 4 lanes of cars in an extremmmmmmmly small town called Vienna... Imagine...
    bowchickawowow bowchickawowow
    46-50, F
    Apr 2, 2015

    Almost Got Hit By A Driver That Was Backing Up And Not Looking And Got Yelled At By Her!

    That's what happened to me today. I parked my car at the preschools parking lot, got kids out, a baby and 5 year old and as I was walking behind black Tahoe carrying baby and holding my daughter’s hand (may be 1/4 of its length though) it started backing up. It almost hit us...
    jess0711 jess0711
    Jan 16, 2013
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