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I Survived a Car Crash

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    As opposed to an experience

    where people post about how they didn't survive a car crash?
    Shade33 Shade33 18-21, M 1 Response May 12, 2015

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    Well this wasn't as serious

    as most people see them as but its a funny story now. So I worked at a nursery and out doors store with a bunch of mechanics, and my manager was the funniest of them all. He was the type of guy to be hugging holly trees ( for those that don't know that really freakin hurts...
    layneMac layneMac 18-21, M Sep 16, 2015

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    I was on my way to school early one morning

    and my step dad and I were in the truck together. It was dark and rainy and hard to see. Next thing I know, we're sliding up onto the curb. My step dad slams the breaks and swerves but that didn't help. We flipped my step dad said 6 times but I hit my head and blacked out after...
    nameless742 nameless742 13-15, M Aug 21, 2015

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    Aftermath Of A Crash For The Ones Left Behind

    I was only 9 months old when my parents went 2 a xmas party on xmas eve.I ne3ver got the chance 2grow up with my parents.They never made it home that night.They were in an accident on the way home and my mum was killed straight away,my dad died shortly after in the ambulance.The...
    kim111 kim111 66-70 13 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    On the way from or my grandmother house a drunk

    driver hit us. My mother was driving and the drunk driver ran the stop sign and hit us. We all survived the crash me , my mother and my sister and my brothers
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I was in a really bad car crash.

    I've gone global with my story as they can't understand how I survived. 5 years on on Tuesday I thought it would be nice to talk to someone who's been through the same. I'm still getting help even now
    candy818 candy818 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    Two of them where I could probably really

    consider it as having truly survived. The first happened when I was 13. My sister was driving with a couple of other people in the car. I was in the back seat with one of my friends. We were driving along a two lane road in an old Volkswagon bug. There is a difference of opinion...
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2015

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    It was serious but it wasnt death.

    We were going to the pool. We were driving in a Chevy captiva, and my dad was driving. We're a big family so we were comfy but crammed. I was visiting my cousins so it was in a small town, and there werent any good pools where they lived, and as a result, we decided to go to a...
    nightskybluelights nightskybluelights 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2015

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    When i was 15 , my friend had an old beat up

    Russian sedan. Lada 1200 :). So we drove to the middle of nowhere. 6 idiotic teenagers, and rolled it over at 50 miles an hour. On purpose... It ended up upside down, we panicked because it's difficult to find the door handle if you flipped over. We made it out with minor...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 17, 2015

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    A Number of Them The first one i remember was

    about 1959. After work and i was riding shotgun. I think the driver fell asleep but he said he flinched when a pebble hit the windshield. The car drifted off the highway and sideswiped a lamp post and tumbled down the embankment landing up-side-down. I was unconscious for a bit...
    CFOM CFOM 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    me and my friends were going to play softball.

    They were in the car in front of me. they had just stopped at the stop sign in front of me. I press on the breaks to slow down when my breaks lock up sending me into a ditch. coming out of the ditch my truck started rolling. I was scared of dying and there was nothing I could...
    haleigh81515 haleigh81515 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2015

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    my accident was pretty bad.

    ..on my way to work a few years ago when they think i blacked out. my car rolled hit the curb, smashed a bollard out of the ground and rolled my car into a pharmacy. i broke 3 ribs and had a collapsed lung. Thankfully i was okay but spent a couple weeks in hospital. It even...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I think I was three years old.

    Mum and I were on the bus and I was in my pram. All of a sudden, the world is the wrong way up. I don't remember what happened next, but I remember a woman in a uniform asking me if I was hurt. I insisted she give my doll a plaster. Apparently, a taxi had crashed into the bus.
    JustyIsCupcake JustyIsCupcake 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    the first time I crashed I saw it coming

    and it gave me time to hold on so I don't shake around to much so when we crashed I didn't even move and my adrenaline was pumping so hard I yelled out let's do that **** again
    itsprettylit itsprettylit 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2015

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    i was 7 years old in the car was my mother my

    youngest sister and me , a drunken driver drove on both sides of the streets and my mother tried to don't get in his way, but she couldn't control the car after that and we crashed in a tree, my mother sprained hand, my little sister was okay and i had a head wound the rescue...
    sundina sundina 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2015

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    I walked away from a rollover relatively

    unscathed. There was a large piece of wood in the road up ahead and it seemed too large to just run over, so I decided to swerve around it, into the passing lane. Going 60 mph, the car lost traction somewhat and began to skid toward oncoming traffic, and I definitely didn't...
    holdinontoblackmetal holdinontoblackmetal 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2015

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    Back in July of last year my wife

    and I were coming back from Sam's club when we were involved in a terrible car accident if we haven't been in our new car we would have died and I would not have met all the special friends I have on here
    Bill19641111 Bill19641111 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    Coping After A Car Crash

    Hi My name is Gracie. I'm 20 years old. Last year I was in a serious car accident including my car and a huge truck. My friend was driving the car and I was in the passenger seat. I was talking to my fiance at the time when the car hit my side. I woke up in hospital. I had head...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    I was with my friends in a Jeep,

    with the top down. Came around a turn, got slammed by a rented U-Haul truck. It's all still kind of a rough shakey blurt.
    JohnnyHospes JohnnyHospes 31-35, M Aug 30, 2015

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    Greiving The Loss Of Me.

    On Dec 9th 2009, I was in a near fatal car accident. I skidded on black ice, causing my sidekick/tracker to crash into a 18 wheeler. Broke my right eye, nose, bone at the base of my skull, 7 ribs (fracturing the rest), back and front of my pelvis, right hip, both femurs, left...
    Vehicleaccidentrecovery Vehicleaccidentrecovery 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Me and my brother were in an accident 4 days

    ago July 29th 2014, we wanted to go to chick fil a for lunch about 5 mins down the road we came to an intersection and it all changed..we were tboned at 50mph at a 35 mph zone he hit on my side I was driving I was knocked out on impact our car spun out and hit a tree I woke up I...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    After reading the experiences here I don't know

    why I lived. I am sorry for all who have survived but faced injuries, lost forever, or lost someone in an accident. Here is my story... It was a beautiful day on the highway, I was in a Ford f 250 with a trailer of wood. I was going about 50-55 miles (don't remember the exact...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2015

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    April 22nd 2015 I was in a head on collision,

    which resulted in a crushed knee cap in 4 places and a broken ankle. I had to have surgery 2 days after the wreck and I now have screws in my knee and a plate and screws in my ankle. I've never had to depend on people to help me, but now I can't do anything on my own and it's...
    karriganrebekah karriganrebekah 16-17, F Jun 7, 2015

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    I was in a car crash

    and I've lost almost all the feelings in my legs. Might not get them back too. I can't even write properly anymore.
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I was 2 and my mum and I were living in Iceland

    and she had to drive through some mountains. so she was driving at a kinda fast speed when we hit a big bump and landed in a ditch and the car was upside down it was crazy
    AmyPond11th AmyPond11th 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2015

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    I've actually been in two serious accidents,

    and one fender bender. One time another car crashed into my from behind, and the second time I hit some black ice and ended up in a ditch. Thankfully, I've suffered no major injuries from them. Thank you guardian angel!
    TheRedTie TheRedTie 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    And wonder the purpose

    for me doing so.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    I was hit by a car when I was around 9.

    Came out with minor injuries. Luck was on my side during that moment, it could've been worse! :).
    ThroughTheLookiingGlass ThroughTheLookiingGlass 18-21, F Nov 2, 2015

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    i have crashed sev, over the yrs,

    hit cow, dear, was rear ened and others buti still here
    mrtbear1954 mrtbear1954 56-60, M Sep 18, 2015

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    caused by myself , shameful to admit I did

    panic once and not hit stop. thankfully a snow bank was there or it would of been s tree I hit. first time driving stick shift..haha
    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M Jan 29

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    I heard a noise unlike any other,

    it was a frightening combination of shattering glass, crunching metal and grinding rock. It lasted only a fraction of a second as the draining momentum hurled the now seemingly weightless vehicle back upright as gravity pulled it back to the pavement. It felt like a dream, or...
    imjustthatgirl66 imjustthatgirl66 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    Broke my T3 vertebrae in 2000.

    Very greatful that that's all it was. There was one fatality after a year. If I never had a seat belt I would be either paralyzed or dead.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6, 2015

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    When I was maybe 12 or

    so me and my older sister got into a near fatal car accident, & by the grace of God we both survived with only minor injuries. We were on our way home from visiting our grandmother at the hospital when we were rear ended by an SUV. I had been sitting in the passenger seat with...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2015

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    It was a couple of years ago.

    .... So I was picked up by my friend's older brother and my friend and her other older bro were also in the car. Since our neighborhood is fairly close to the local middle and high schools we go to, we didnt have our seatbelts on. When I drive home with my own brothers (which is...
    neonsweaters neonsweaters 16-17, F Jun 11, 2015

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    It was three years ago next week.

    I was out with friends at home in Cornwall and it was dark. The car just went out of control. I was sitting in the back and I had my belt on. My friend Lorna didn't have her seat belt on properly and it didn't hold her. Her head whipped forward and her body stayed still almost...
    Two6676 Two6676 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    About 35 years ago during a span of 12 years I

    was in 5 crashes that totaled the cars I was in. All of them were either not my fault or not my friends fault. Some people even told me I was "a jinx" and didn't want to ride with me or want me to ride with them. The worst one was one day before Mt. St. Helens erupted, I...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

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    When I was little, I was in a car accident

    and it temporarily injured my neck and ribs. Although I'm physically fine, I'm still terrified of cars.
    SteloCasisto SteloCasisto 18-21, F Jan 27, 2015

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    I'm Alive? I'm Alive!

    A week ago I was in the passenger seat of my friend's car, he was just simply dropping me home from his house but on that turn onto that street changed my psychological life forever. It's a long drive from his house to mine so I fell asleep after a little while. When I awoke I...
    linevine linevine 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    Two years ago, my big sisters friend was

    driving us home from dancing and as I'm looking out the window I hear them both yell/scream and before I know it, another car had smashed into the front of our car. (They didn't see us) then my sister passes out and we think she is dead so I scream as loud as I can to try to...
    Primay01 Primay01 13-15, F Jan 29

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    Today is the 10 year anniversary of the big

    crash that I had which I probably shouldn't have survived. I reminded myself that I should be thankful for these 10 years that I have had.
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M Dec 16, 2015

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    yesterday morning i was on my way to school,

    when my front right tire went onto the shoulder of the road, i tried to get it back on the road but then my car got pulled into a ditch and rolled 3 times, taking out alot of corn. Not a single window shattered on me and i walked out at the scene. my car is totaled but i lived...
    nevergiveupdarling nevergiveupdarling 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2015

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    I survived a head on collision in the

    Mississippi delta. It happened some 10+ years ago. I have difficulty speaking about it and may write more about it later. My sense of well being was shattered but I survived. A blessing from God. My car rolled several times. I may write more later. It was a devastating...
    oobiedoobie oobiedoobie 51-55, M 2 Responses May 16, 2015

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    Rollover In Florida.

    Today, about 5 hrs ago, I was in a severe car crash on my way to work. Drivers in my area have a high tendency of making sudden & complete stops during traffic for no apparent reason. As my luck would have it the car I crashed in was just bought on wednesday. When the driver in...
    Greg94 Greg94 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    I Shouldn't Have Survived...

    Two weeks ago I was in a terrible car accident that I caused do to my own negligence and distractions. After having taken a rather stressful test in a class at school, I had picked up my best friend, and we decided to go out and blow off some steam. We went to a nice club where I...
    Student4Life Student4Life 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Spun Out Across 5 Lanes of Freeway Traffic.

    I was on my way to help a friend puppy shop yesterday at around 1 30 PM... I was on 280 S, crossing the 7th St exit in the fast lane when I saw something on the road and tried to avoid it and moved a little to the right at 75 mph, my car somehow swerved towards the left...
    thedirtymak thedirtymak 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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