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I Survived a Car Crash

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    I was in a car crash in the spring this year,

    and although I totaled my car, I feel that it was a much needed wake up call for me.. it really taught me to be careful behind the wheel, and to never become too confident in your driving abilities or it can lead to stupid mistakes. I realized that one of my friends could have...
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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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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    Jaw Reconstruction Surgery Isnt Fun

    this took place january of 2010. i was 15 and a sophomore at Mesa High School. my friend was picking me up from a volleyball game i was just playing at my HS. it was homecoming and one of my teammates was hosting a party at her house. she lived with her father and he was in...
    CharlieMaeTaylor CharlieMaeTaylor 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    I survived a near fatal car accident on October

    22, 2014. I was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time.The accident happened on Highway 280 in Alabama. The day prior, I attended a concert in Birmingham. I currently live in Columbus, Georgia, which is about 2.5-3 hours away from Birmingham. I bought the concert...
    jmryan316 jmryan316 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    I was 9 years old, ridding in our Ford Aerostar

    mini can. Just my mom, I & older brother. My brother & I were in he second row of seating. I was seated next to the sliding door, with my belt buckled, my brother was W/out his belt on. The impact to the door I was by forced the window frame to gash my forehead. I required 40...
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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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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    I survived a car crash

    when I was 3. I only got whiplash. Ever since then, I've had a terrible fear of cars.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    My fault. And i pay often.

    Disabled. And they dont care much. Even if i can sue. Because courts love them. And believe them. Like deluded twins.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 15

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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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    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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    On May 11th it will have been 2 years

    since I was in an accident, an accident that honestly should have killed me. It was a beautiful spring day in Georgia and my brother, a friend of his, and I decided what the hell lets go to Savannah only a two hour drive and we had all been so caught with either school work or...
    Kimba112 Kimba112 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    seven years ago when our mini had been hit by a

    camion. I've been always unsure about cars since then.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    I rear ended a car back in 2006

    when my car was only two years old. I was traveling at about 45mph. Everyone walked away from the crash. I had a minor concussion, some bruising from the airbag and seatbelt and I'm pretty sure I had whiplash too. The damage to my car alone was around $16k. If the windshield...
    viperman viperman 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    I fell asleep at the wheel

    and drove my Mercedes off a mountain
    johnboi284 johnboi284 26-30, M May 16

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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 1 Response Jun 7

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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 4 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    Those were 2 different bad days.

    Luckily besides knocking me silly nobody else was injured. Neither car survived tho. No alcohol involved.
    MiddleSister45 MiddleSister45 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    4 days ago on Monday,

    November 17th 2014 at around 7pm, I survived my first car crash. I was driving with my boyfriend to dinner in a town about an hour away, when I lost control on some black ice. I started going over the yellow line and just about drove off a bank. I overcorrected to the right...
    dazzlemeforever dazzlemeforever 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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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

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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

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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 13-15, F Jun 11

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    I was in a car accident on November 23rd 2011

    at 11:28 AM, it was so scary.. It was me and my mom, we were riding to pick up my sister.. My mom handed me her phone to text my sister.. I told her we were on our way.. I was reaching to hand the phone back to my mom, we went over this big hill (on a country road) and this...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    A very minor one that fractured my entire body

    when I was 10 years old. It was ridiculously minor that got amplified on me because I have brittle bones disease. It was raining heavily, I removed my seatbelt because we pulling up to park when someone lost control and slammed into my side of the car causing the door and dash...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F Aug 5, 2014

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    Me and my brother were in the car,

    and my mom was driving, none of us remember exactly why it happened... some people think she passed out behind the wheel, some people think she got distracted with me and my brother.. anyways none of us should actually be alive after the accident... I don't remember most of it...
    LostAndBrokenSoul LostAndBrokenSoul 13-15, F May 1

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    Major RTA in 1984 - fractured skull,

    life support. But I am a fighter and I've made it through. Wonder though if neural trauma does make you more open indeed and resilient as several others whom I know who have been through similar traumas are also now brutally open!?
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response May 19

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    2 months ago yesterday I rolled my car on a

    dirt road. I took my eyes off the road for a second and lost control. My dad said by the looks of the car I must have been airborne for a little bit. It was so scary. I broke the windshield with my forehead (somehow I didn't get a concussion) and took out the rearview mirror...
    ebsy113 ebsy113 22-25, F Jan 5

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    On Halloween this year I was in my first car

    crash with two of my best friends. We were on our way to meet up with some people to go spookhousing when my drivers side tires dropped off the side of the road on the interstate due to there not being a shoulder. When my tires dropped off my front one popped which caused one of...
    CamMichelle CamMichelle 18-21, F Dec 2, 2014

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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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    It's been 6 months today

    since I had my near fatal car wreck. I spent 21 days in uab hospital (most of that time in ICU). I was attending college classes over the summer and on the last day of my course my friend Jacob and I decided, hey let's get some taco bell for lunch. It was the worst decision I...
    tentyhime tentyhime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I've survived two truck crashes

    both of which could defiantly have been fatale the most recent one in particular I bought a 89 gmc 2500 3 speed from a so called friend it had even helped work on the truck a few years earlier. I new it needed work but I had no idea how much of a rusted death trap it was until I...
    Biggy742 Biggy742 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Back in November my friends

    and I survived a near fatal rollover accident. I have no recognition of what happened. One of my friends was ejected about 50ft from the car and was pretty badly injured. I was also badly injured I'm pretty sure my head broke the windshield as I was also not wearing my seat belt...
    1mxv11 1mxv11 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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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

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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

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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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    tinaeisnernews tinaeisnernews 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    Today. I thought I was going to die

    and a couple more feet of sliding I would have. I am a very experienced driver, I have frequently driven on race tracks for the past 12 years. If I didn't know how to drive I probably wouldn't have made it. It scared me so bad, everything in slow motion and I analyzed everything...
    DatCrazyCatLady DatCrazyCatLady 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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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.
    avachat avachat 51-55, M May 6

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    I hit black ice. Hit the side of a mountain

    and landed on the roof.... truck was only 2 weeks old.
    4eversmiles 4eversmiles 41-45, F 3 Responses May 16

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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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    Just Happened Today January 10th A Little Before 12pm Plus Yesterday My Husband Lost His Sister.

    i had to take my husband some place, it was him me and our two toddler boys. on our way home we took nickerson there is a bridge you have to go over, we were going over it, seen this blazer turning from a side road i am not for sure if she even stoped for the stop sign, well she...
    sweetgirl49022 sweetgirl49022 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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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 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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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 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

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    The first vehicle I ever wrecked was a 2001

    Chevy long box with only 50,000 miles on it. I had bought it from my dad after my first truck blew a head gasket. I was always crazy with the truck drifting on the snow and ice I even brought it completely sideway when I revved it going 65 down a back road so it's not that big...
    Biggy742 Biggy742 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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