I Almost Got Into a Car Accident

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    I nearly killed someone.

    I was driving on a country road on Saturday night, approx 02:25am, on my way to collect my sister and friends from a night out. The speed limit was 100km/hr, I'm not sure but I was probably doing about that or close to it. There was a car coming towards me so I had my dims on...
    TariElendil TariElendil
    22-25, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    Almost Car Accident

    In high school, I was driving my sister and a friend home, who lived on the same street as me, when I wasn't allowed to have other kids in the car with me. The driveway was raised and swervey, so I hesitated to pull in right away because recycling bins and garbage cans were...
    mewakittay mewakittay
    22-25, F
    Apr 4, 2011

    The Intersection.

    I was at an intersection in the left turning lane and I was coming to a stop to let some cars go who were going straight. This guy that was on my left trying to turn to his right decides to turn out in front of the cars I was letting them go, and hits the gas way to hard and he...
    Stormy240 Stormy240
    22-25, F
    Nov 27, 2010


    I am okay and everyone is alive so it is all good I guess.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 7, 2009

    Lets Do The Brake Test Shall We.

    I was driving home just the other day from school and I was behind two cars. The first car was going the speed limit but the guy behind me wanted the person in front of him to go faster. So he decides to tailgate the leading car and fr a while the guy in front doesn't do anything...
    Stormy240 Stormy240
    22-25, F
    Dec 6, 2010

    I am a new driver with a provisional license,

    which means no minors allowed. I had two of my friends in the car and we entered a traffic circle. I may be a new driver but I know how a damn traffic circle works. As I am passing a busy street, the cars on the outer two lanes yield, but then another car comes darting out and...
    dmann56 dmann56
    18-21, M
    May 4, 2014

    So I was in the car and I was stopped waiting

    for the light to turn and this rav4 was going across but this other car, it was a small car, came speeding across and hit the rav4 straight head on. The rav4 then rolled over on its roof and oh god we were about maybe 2 yards from the rolled over car 😶 but the motor cycle in...
    Alisenpai Alisenpai
    18-21, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    In Shock

    I was shocked for the whole road trip. I stayed still for the longest time. There was a school bus and the traffic light was not in good function. There was a pick up truck that stopped right in front of us and images flashed into my head. I could slightly breathe and couldn't...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 23, 2013

    Night Time Road Rage.

    Last year, my junior year in high school, one morning would seriously wake me up from being sleepy. It was around 6:35 and it was still dark outside and I was driving along like normal and I turn onto the main road. This road is dangerous and there are always stupid people...
    Stormy240 Stormy240
    22-25, F
    Nov 27, 2010


    I was a passenger on both times and both times it would have been the other drivers fault. Also both times they would have hit the passenger side.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 2, 2013

    Ten minutes go some idiot decided to cut me off,

    he didn't just kind of cut me off I had to slam on my brakes and if my cars brakes weren't as touchy as they are I would have crashed into him. There was no one behind me all he had to do was wait two seconds.
    LivviyLove LivviyLove
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 10, 2014

    So. I have a bone to pick with people

    who must park on the curb rather than the blatantly obvious parking lot very close by. One particular intersection is bad that way if you're heading north going past this bowling alley. Mere days after I got my driver's license, my friends and I were heading down this street...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 13, 2015

    D$#@Heads And Driving Don'T Mix

    So I was driving home on a freeway to see a provisional driver speed past me doing at least 15km/h over the limit and 25km/h over their limit as a P plate driver. The dumbass was weaving in and out of traffic as he was obviously in a hurry. Not 2 mins later as I crested a hill...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 20, 2013

    It just happened this morning around 11:30

    and my mom was on her phone and she was pulling up to the car in front of us because the car that was in front of us before switched lanes and she pulled up like it was a green light and I yelled stop and we were so close to rear ending the car in front of us I told her that's...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 2, 2016

    Somebody Stalled Out In The Middle Of The Highway

    I'm going down the freeway doing about 80, when I see the van several feet in front of me, slam on the breaks and swerve to the side of the road.. and once he moved out of the way, I saw the car in front of him swerving towards the inside lane, and the Rodeo in front of them was...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    May 1, 2012

    I Almost Got Hit By A Car

    okay,so i was walking home from school then I was waiting for the bus when i saw what time it was it was too late and i had to run home because the bus was taking too long and i ran i was looking for cars and i didn't see any cars at all. Then i saw some lights but i was halfway...
    ilovecookieslol ilovecookieslol
    13-15, F
    Dec 8, 2011

    Just Half An Hour Ago!

    I've never had such a thrill before. At least I am certain my brain can operate under some pressure.So what had happened was...I stayed home from school today because my busy day yesterday prevented me from doing my homework, (excuses).  I did nothing practically morning...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2012

    I Hate Stupid Drivers!

    This happened when I was driving at night. I was familiar with the road and the area. I was driving along a bit where the road goes up (so you can't see further ahead) and it was also on a bend. The road had unbroken white lines along the middle, which for anyone who knows...
    Alexianna Alexianna
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    Close Calls

    Once I was on a business trip to PA, and I was driving west from Jersey to Allentown. It had started sleeting in the afternoon, and I was bugging along. I zipped past this slowpoke,and then someone zipped past me on the two lane exit ramp to the southbound highway... I...
    JanieNudiePants JanieNudiePants
    31-35, F
    Dec 8, 2012

    And More Recently...

    I had this ordeal with some shady tire guys, that put TINY TIRES on the front end of my car. Me being me, I just drove off without actually looking at the tires, thinking they did what they're supposed to do... I get home, and my dad almost has a fit, because my tires are like...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Sep 15, 2012

    That Was A Close One.

    I was driving home from school one day and it was like any other day except for the traffic. It was heavy only because two cars up from me was this person who probably didn't know how to drive, at least he didn't from my point of view. The speed limit is 55 on this road but he...
    Stormy240 Stormy240
    22-25, F
    Nov 26, 2010

    Almost Got Into A Stupid Accident

    I was driving home and there was a stop sign. I stopped and creeped up to make a right turn the right lane was completely open but little did I know some a**hole was switching to his right lane as i was making the turn. Luckily he switched back quickly to his left lane.
    aaronajames aaronajames
    18-21, M
    Nov 17, 2013
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