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I Saw Someone Die In Front of Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 465 People

    The Day My Friend Died In Front Of Me

    my sisters, my mom and i stopped to a gas station. 2 seconds later we looked and my friend was in a car accident. i saw him fly through the back windshield.!!! i ran across the street in front of a 18 wheeler (i didn't care) and i looked him in his eyes as he coughed up...
    tkeyah96 tkeyah96
    16-17
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    My first cousin and I were very close,

    almost like sisters. She was 10 and I was 8, she was the only friend that I had (it just seemed like nobody wanted to give me a chance and just wanted to make fun of me). We were playing in the rain (being kids) and when it started lighting her mom called us in. Lighting struck...
    LeoGirl92 LeoGirl92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015

    C'est Le Vie...

      I’d actually forgotten that I saw a man die. I was about seven years old and standing at a large crossing on my way to school. The lights were changing and a cyclist has stopped. The cars coming were slowing down. As I was about to cross, a car which hadn’t...
    LickingStamps LickingStamps
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

    I was walking to work last night

    when I heard this truck making a funny noise- like it was struggling to go. So I moved out of the side of the road and into the grass, thinking I'd give him space to pull over and see what was up. He zooms past me and I hear a loud pop- I look over and I see a white car that had...
    DearJaneKelly DearJaneKelly
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    4th Grade Terror.

    When i was in fourth grade there was this "After-school Program", my friends and i always went since it was so close to our school. Anyways, i was with my best-friend Liza (not her real name…) and we were with some guys in the 5th grade. So we went to the park around the corner...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 2, 2013

    She Had Cancer

    I was 12 years old...my mother was very sick. At the time, they kept us, my sister and I, in the dark, didn't tell us what was going on. We just knew she was very sick. She had lost her hair and she had an operation. Now I know she had chemo and had a tumor removed, but like...
    purpleriz purpleriz
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

    Today, I saw someone get murdered.

    Brutally murdered. Decapitation, removed limbs, gouged out eyes, etc. Police have questioned me, wanting to know what I witnessed and all that today. Seeing this done to an innocent person has made me feel even worse. I don't know what to do. Please help me.
    ShatteredSouls ShatteredSouls
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2014

    Nine Years Old, My Forever Friend

    I have a friend who will never change. She will never lie about me, or bully me or leave me. Se will never cuddle me again, giggle with me, joke with me. She won't tease me, come around my house, smile at me, write a card for my birthday. Lucia Sofia Ximena. We grew up together...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo
    36-40, F
    Mar 24, 2013

    I watched a guy kill himself down town at our

    cities river walk by shooting himself in the head. This would be my second suicide I've witnessed.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    "It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.

    ' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." Rose Kennedy
    Mdow2009 Mdow2009
    22-25, F
    Apr 10, 2014

    A few times by accidents

    that mostly involve the road. Tonight I saw someone hit a dog while driving there motorcycle, they wiped out and went unconscious but all I could think about was the whining dog squirming on the road as he tried to stand but it's back legs were clearly broken. My sisters cried...
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    20 Years Later And It Never Gets Easier

    20 years ago today i watch a friend die next to me... when the sun goes down it will be the start of another... it was by far the worst thing id ever seen, heard and have happen to me... it left me in the chair and broken inside for many years. but with time passing it grew a...
    alsorolo alsorolo
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Mar 22, 2011

    I've seen a few people.

    ..maybe that's why I'm the way I am
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    I was hanging out with my friend the day

    before thanksgiving. We decided to go over to a friends house who does tattoos and always have alcohol to hang out and she wanted a tattoo. I don't drink so I am always the DD. I also don't prefer tattoos so she was going to have him all to herself. She started chugging the...
    haleyswonderland930 haleyswonderland930
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    Dead Man's Curve

    I was little and i was on my way home from visting an aunt with my sister. We were on a bus and we were sitting at the front :all of sudden this man came running out of nowhere ..the bus couldnt stop on time and the man got killed. we had to stop ofcorse then out of nowhere the...
    applescruffs applescruffs
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2009

    Haha oh my god yesterday a guy on a bike was

    checking me out while turning a corner.His bike pedal got hooked on the curb...he got launched off his bike luckily onto the bulevard. haha holy **** i died laughing
    igotthesunshiningoutmyass igotthesunshiningoutmyass
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    I guess this one doesn't really "count",

    as it was a hospital death. Anyways, my grandma had some sort of disease affecting her lungs and she was in a medical ventilator. My family decided to pull the plug, which makes sense as she was pretty much brain dead at the time, and the doctors couldn't do anything to "save...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 16, 2014

    We were 14, his name was Ralph.

    Playing on a bridge and he fell. The water was high that day. They found him washed up under an embankment two days later, his neck was broken from the fall. His father blamed me for a while because I was with him. There was drugs and alcohol involved, but we were kids. After...
    withintent withintent
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    Oke, here's my storie.

    My uncle (my grandmas brother), had cancer, I don't remember where. He was 78 at the time. And he was struggling with cancer in his hips, he got treatment, but that was just to extend his life, He always called me gigante, that means giant, because I am so long, I went to visit...
    LeDrew2000 LeDrew2000
    13-15, M
    Jan 2, 2014

    They Are Just Leaving The Body - Their Spirit - If You Will Allow Goes On.

    We all see someone pass - it is a natural part of life. And, yes, it can be heart breaking. But, if you continue not believe that their soul is within us, and out there, they will never be able to come back and bless you. Be at peace, because they are. Jennifer.
    JackieBrown2013 JackieBrown2013
    51-55
    Jun 24, 2013

    I was on the street with my classmate

    and with hes mother. We talked about school when a car crashed in the tree and hit my classmates mother. She and the driver died too. We stoped talking and just watched the place few minutes. Aftrr that I put my hand ony classmate and I sad "Shes gone" when my classmate...
    ch4rles ch4rles
    18-21
    1 Response Jan 23, 2014

    Today... I escaped death.

    The girl 20 feet away didn't. A two minute window made the difference. I noticed a nice innocent young woman riding her bike. Back and forth. I went in my home because dust got in my eye. I wash it out and go outside my front yard to cover the tools from the sun. Then I hear...
    wanderingsoul777 wanderingsoul777
    18-21, M
    Jul 8, 2014

    A Stranger

    I have seen someone die in front of me, but I was relatively young (maybe 7 or 8?) and I've repressed the memory.  My therapist was working on trying to bring it out, since she thinks I have PTSD because of it (and other things), but I've stopped seeing her. What my parents...
    felinethespian felinethespian
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2008

    Two days ago, I was in a training with a group

    of young people, we moved together from Cairo to Sinia, a long distance , a 10-hour travel, the next day after arriving Sinia, we went to the beach in the lunch break, and there we lost one of our colleagues, we lost him in ten mins, then someone found him sinking, he tried to...
    basmaelmahdy basmaelmahdy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    Well, I watched my dog kill a squirrel by

    mauling it to death. Poor squirrel.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 30, 2015

    It wasn't sudden, or surprising.

    I just held my granddad's hand as he took his last breaths.
    EdgyEdge EdgyEdge
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 9

    I've been a social worker

    for a long time. I've seen many people lose their battles with cancer, accident, old age. Even suicide. Elderly relatives too. It does affect you. Leaves imprinted scars rather than memories.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    Few years ago , my best friend

    and me were standing on my back porch watching my neighbours tree get cut down. Suddenly, the chainsaw got kicked out of the arborist's hands and fell, it severed the side of his neck and then almost cut his whole leg off from his thigh. We sat and watched as all the blood...
    Mombie666 Mombie666
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    It was my grandfather he had the end stages of

    dementia which were shutting his body down
    Delilahray Delilahray
    26-30, F
    Mar 11, 2014

    April 11, 2008 worst day of my life.

    I remember it as if it were yesterday. My brother was taken away from us. Murdered in front of my own house. Shot by an assault rifle 23 times. In a case of mistaken identity. I woke up at 2:30am to the sound of screams and yells just after shots rang out. I get out of bed...
    Mdow2009 Mdow2009
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2014

    I Miss You! Grandma.

    She was in and out of the hospital 2 or 3 times in the last few years before her death. Each time she would be sick, really sick for weeks. I remember one time my grandfather took her to the emergency room... they told her that if she would have come less than an hour later, she...
    applemandarin4 applemandarin4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 29, 2012

    My Friend

    I will expand on this later but my old friend passed away while I was in the room. I feel it is a privilege to witness birth, death or any other important events of people's lives. So my friend was unconscious but breathing heavily and then suddenly no longer. I cannot know for...
    Explorer1958 Explorer1958
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

    I was 18 and had graduated high school a month

    earlier. Some friends and I had started hanging out at this bar on the edge of town because the beer was cheap and they had 4 pool tables. We would drink, talk and shoot pool. This one evening there were some older men who were not regulars. This one guy was getting drunker...
    Fatherofthedaughter Fatherofthedaughter
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    The Hanged Man

    Warning:: THIS STORY IS DISTURBINGLY GRAPHIC. It is also true, although I am covering up the context and personal information for various reasons. It was my first day on the block.. I was dead to the world, the lights were dimmed out and the room covered with sleeping dirty...
    Tarushurse Tarushurse
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

    Sharing Ouch!!!

    I wanted to say that it does hurt to share. Hard to share such a story that seems like there is no happy ending. You want details with that??? EWE!! And I feel sometimes that my story is my burden why share hurt and why burden some else with it? I have always overwhelming...
    AyeAkue AyeAkue
    56-60
    1 Response Feb 17, 2013

    My Grandmother

    i will never forget the night my grandmother died in front of me.  it was her time but that made it no easier.  i had been caring for her for 6 months previous to her demise and was alone with her at the moment of passing.  i cleaned her and prepared her for my...
    catsanddogs catsanddogs
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    First On The Scene, Moved Like A Machine...

    I was about 26 when this happened. I had been procrastinating all day driving back to my own house from visiting my parents about an hour and a half away. Finally at about 10 pm after a few calls from my girlfriend at the time I got moving and got in the car It had been neatly...
    2cool4school 2cool4school
    36-40
    2 Responses May 1, 2013

    I Watched My Mother Pass Before My Eyes... At 19

    My mother was beautiful, talented, gifted in so many ways from drawing, decorating, and being a great person, cared for all (esp animals). She had a lot of struggles though, she was a heroin addict, but my mom was different and thats why I have so so so much respect for her and...
    teeheartmarie teeheartmarie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2012

    It was not at the scene but,

    he was brought to ED. A 4years old boy, he was too adorable to leave his parents.
    QuInieSmuah QuInieSmuah
    22-25, F
    Sep 15, 2015

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