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    I Was In A Car Accident

    It was a little over a year ago, and what's driving me nuts is that the psychological damage just keeps getting worse.I was driving (I'm a new-ish driver, but my family and I were driving to CO and I had driven quite a bit already along the way, so it's not like I wasn't...
    Pulchritudinous Pulchritudinous 18-21 2 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Mustache Ride Of Life

    I am at the airport with my parents and we're waiting for our flight. I think they had woke me up too early. They're too excited for me and I'm scared and nervous.This is different from the other flights I've been too. This time it might put my life back to what it's used to be...
    PurpleGalaxyPenguin PurpleGalaxyPenguin 70+, F May 24, 2013

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    Why Do Bd Things Happen To Good People?

    I sat in the ER until about 2:30, 2:45 I don't know somewhwere around there trying to convince the doctors I was fine and I wanted to go home.  So I am running on no sleep this morning.  I got home just in time to change clothes and come to work.Last night was pretty much the...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 8 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    Surviver

    I was in a car accident',on aug 15,08 i was coming home from work,i work in raymondville tx.and it happened in sebaatian texas,i had gotten in a car accident involving an 18 wheeler had hit me on the side of my car which was a dodge neon i was driving at the time.Help had gotten...
    survived survived 41-45 3 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    July 4th 2014, I was in a horrible car accident

    on Highway 9 on the way home from Lake Thunderbird. My boyfriend, Layne, and I were really exhausted and I fell asleep during the ride home. Layne dozed off and started swerving off the road which woke me up, I grabbed his arm and started screaming and he woke up and jerked the...
    macynicole96 macynicole96 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    My Car Accident

    Sometimes I wake up real early in the morning and I run out of cigs and a soda, and when that happens I usually drive up to the BP gas station that is not even a mile away from my house to get a pack of cigs and a drink. Well that is what happened on the day of my car...
    jtaylor5285 jtaylor5285 21-25, F 6 Responses Nov 13, 2006

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    My brother is still so traumatized from the

    accident he wakes up panicking says he still hears me screaming for him to help me and he said it's nightmare when he looked over and saw I wasn't waking up. It's sad how much emotional pain he's having
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    2 and a half years ago I was in an accident

    where our jeep flipped off the ramp on the highway. It was just our car involved. Anyways all I remember is sitting in the back seat changing the music on my iPod and suddenly going flyingb into the seat in from of me. Then it was just cars honking, glass and junk everywhere...
    itsjojo itsjojo 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I was on my out to eat with my boyfriend,

    I went around a very sharp turn and stayed as close as I could get to the guard rails because it was a really small road. Well a guy coming the other way stayed towards me but was directly in the middle of the road. I swerved out of his way, hit the guard rail, then hit a...
    kelseyyyk kelseyyyk 18-21, F Mar 26, 2014

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    I has a terrible car accident in October 2014.

    I was driving home from a nightshift but that's all I remember. One minute I was driving home the next I woke up having my fingers pulled back into place. I remember a gas and air tube being put into my mouth but the pain was unbearable. The next time I woke my mum and dad were...
    JustAGirl96 JustAGirl96 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    When I was 10 in my 6th grade year my aunties

    car was hit from behind and my head banged hard against then chairs and I got whiplash I was also in a traumatized state then like ten minutes later I started crying. It was a hit and run but luckily the people who saw it took a picture of the license plate and many cars stopped...
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    In 2007 i had a near fatal car accident

    and since then I have came a very long way through painful therapy and walking with a cane for awhile. I now realize why I survived it, I had my first baby boy in 2011 and my second this year. I survived it to be what I always wanted to be....a mom.
    GeminiBae GeminiBae 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    I Was In An Accident And , Unsure If That Is Why I Have Brain Shocks....

    I was 14 yrs old and my best friend at the time came to pick me up before school one morning, we were at the 4 way and she turned and we got hit on my side - my head smashed into the windshield and the car was flipped around the other way. She was scared apparently she took her...
    SweeterThenHoney SweeterThenHoney 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    The Date Was,

    The Date Was March 7,1966.                                               My dad,my younger brother and I were going to the barber shop to get haircuts.We were in my dads brand new car,a 1966 Corvette Stingray Fastback.427 cubic inch...
    harrybgood1 harrybgood1 61-65, M 6 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    I'm So Tired ..... I Don't Know How Strong One Person Is Expected to Be!

    On December 25th 2005 my life changed forever when an unknown driver crossed the center line and hit me head on.  I was very fortunate to have the life saving support of some amazing paramedics who knew my only chance at survival was to break ...
    myLoftysunshine myLoftysunshine 31-35 29 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    It happened when i was in 4th

    or 5th grade. I was riding my bicycle pretty fast, and about to come to a crossroad. I was was distracted singing in my head and thought I'd directly ride through it. Then a car pumped into me on my left side and all of a sudden I was flying and rotating in the air for seconds...
    msmika msmika 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Running Into a Bus Is Not a Good Idea

    I have only been in one accident, but it was one that changed my life in ways I couldn't have anticipated. A city bus had lost power on a freeway offramp, the driver neglected to put on his hazard lights and had not put out any flares. It was estimated I hit this bus at 45 mph...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2007

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    Perfectly Good Car...

    Labor Day weekend in 1997. Heading southbound on I55 in a just-purchased 87 Cutlass Supreme 4-door, in incredibly excellent condition. I had purchased the car, put new shocks and brakes all around, new radiator, new oil pump, and cleaned it up all around. Just got the title...
    billybcgn25 billybcgn25 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Exactly one year after I bought my car a guy

    didn't yield for a light and slammed me on the drivers side. I wasn't badly hurt only some scratches and soreness but I have had some anxiety ever since.
    Violoki Violoki 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Several months ago, I was glanced by a car.

    I spun and hit the ground hard. Due to that accident, I am losing my sight. All too soon, I won't be able to see at all.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F Oct 8, 2014

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     6 weeks ago I was bringing groceries home

    for my family when a reckless driver crossed the center line and hit me head on. He was going about 60 mph around a curve. I got off lucky with a broken rib, sprained foot, knee bursitis, multiple contusions, puncher wounds, cuts and skin rips. It's been a very painful and...
    MrsElston MrsElston 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    Oct 7 2014 was the night of my accident.

    I don't know what happened. Witnesses say I drifted and struck one car spinning him and hit another head on. Thankfully no fatalities.One driver was shaken up but not hurt badly. The other driver broke a femur and a rib and spent a few days in the hospital. That's all I know...
    YfandesFan YfandesFan 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    My first major accident.

    . last control on the ice. I fishtailed, jumped a curb, came back down to the road going across it right into another car's path, jumped another curb, and managed to get stopped right before I hit a sign. Yep, totaled that car pretty much. Killed the tranny. No one was hurt, but...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    When I was 19 yrs old I was visiting my father

    in Florida. I adored him...I didn't gor up with him in our home. My parents divorced when I was 8 yrs old, my dad moved to Florida and only saw him over summer vacations. Anyway..I got my first real job and when I received my income tax return. Right away I wanted to go see my...
    tazzigirl tazzigirl 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    I was driving south bound on I135 about 10pm

    last Thursday when suddenly there was a car driving towards me on my side of the road. Then the car in front of me was spinning, I managed to miss that car only as I cleared it there was a White van stopped dead in the road. I tried to go around it but there just was not enough...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 17 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    I was actually the driver,

    I was carefully driving down a steep hill the the morning since it was dark and had rained. I made my way down, and once I had finished my decent I started to accelerate to go up the upcoming hill. But, because of the darkness, I couldn't see the massive pool of water that I...
    Nanders01 Nanders01 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    Two cars read ended me on the freeway almost a

    week ago and now I'm suffering from horrible muscle spasms, neck and back pain 😩 took off work even though I can't afford it.
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Most Dangerous Road.

    In the summer of '88 I was 18 and got a job with a family friend in a nearby town called Rio Vista. I lived in Fairfield at the time and the road connecting the two towns was one of the most dangerous in the state. It was two lanes undivided with quite a lot of hills. A lot of...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M Jan 16, 2013

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    The Accident That Changed My Life

    Hydroplaned -went head on into 18 wheeler on the highway at a combined speed of 130 mph. I was doing 70mph - the truck was doing 60 at the time of impact and then was hit head on by 3 more oncoming cars before coming to a stop. They called me a miracle to have survived. Wasn't...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    So my car got totaled.

    i never thought I would ever have my car totaled.I guess what I'm trying to say is it could happen to anybody.i was forced to crawl from my car to the middle of the intersection.Wear your seatbelts.
    Marwil4real Marwil4real 22-25, M Mar 21, 2014

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    JUST GOT IN ACCIDENT AN HOUR AGO.

    NOBODY HURT. ALL MY FAULT. #givepraiseforaccidentforgiveness
    camjames9876 camjames9876 18-21, M 3 Responses May 14, 2014

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    Basically, I was a passenger in a vehicle

    driving along a long, quiet, country road. Going 90km/h, our car hit a car who did not stop at a stop sign. Airbags deployed, in a ditch, the whole car totalled. We were all saved that day by our seat belts and safety devices. 6 days before the same accident at the same...
    JBear92 JBear92 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2014

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    I was in a bus accident

    as a passenger when the bus quickly developed a fault in its steering and sent us rolling twice. Thankfully no one died. But some of my friends were seriously hurt. I personally fractured my arm, femur, tibia, fibula and a few ribs. One of which punctured my lung when I was...
    sarahwhoknows sarahwhoknows 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    I Caused a Fatal Car Accident

    I was in a car accident, July 2008.  It was a fatal accident and I was the cause.  It was a beautiful summer day and I was on my way to the lake.  I have no idea what happened, but my car crossed the center line and I hit someone head-on.  They did not survive...
    melbell melbell 41-45 42 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Hey there folks my name is Keegan.

    I was in a auto accident on 10/22/14. I don't remember being hit. All I remember is waking up in a field my delivery truck was upside down. I walked over to the other vehicle a 3500 HD pickup, the man was alive and alert. I asked him if he was ok. in which he replied, no...
    Keegs22 Keegs22 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    after my brother passed away,

    my mom and i got into a car accident on the way home from the funeral. my mom was dead for 3 minutes buy they brought her back. i was lucky to survive.
    williamshana williamshana 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    This happened in June i was on my way to pick

    up my sister (this was my fault and i had just gotten my lisnse 2 or 3 month prier to the accident) and i was looking for the street when all of a sudden i saw the light turn Red and i admetaly pressed the brakes.. when all of a sudden i felt a bump and i hit a guy on a moter...
    emmainal emmainal 16-17, F Dec 17, 2014

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    I was in a car accident.

    There were three of us in the car and my fiend was driving. I was sitting in the passenger seat so I had a great view of what was to come. As we slowed down coming if the highway and were about to turn we hit a puddle and hydro planed. We swerved around the corner to fund two...
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M Jan 12, 2014

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    Highway T-bone

    Ok. So me and two buddies just rolled some nice handrolled cigarettes (just tobacco). We set out to cruize around and enjoy  these fine tobacco treats. That's about as good as it gets. We are on the highway, going about 55mph. The light ahead is green, and has been for near...
    Sleepwalker Sleepwalker 19-21, M 4 Responses Oct 21, 2006

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    dwood1 dwood1 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    It was years ago. My sister was taking my

    Nephews and I to my sister's condo for a sleepover. We were at the stop sign and someone rear ended us. He was going down the road fast. He said that he was hydroplaning because of the rain. He wasn't hydroplaning. He was speeding. He never paid my sister insurance money and was...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Dec 16, 2014

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    This my friends... Is what's left of my friends

    car.. I'm just thankful to be alive
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I was involved in an accident this morning.

    I don't know why I thought I could drive in ice and snow. I wasn't driving fast at all but the road was just too slick. I'm thankful that no one was hurt, just my car, but I was needed a new car anyway. I guess I will get one sooner than I thought. So sick and tired of the...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    along time ago i was 4

    or 5 i was in a car seat and i was riding my mom and grandma and someone rammed us hard i balles my eyes out :/ the paramedics cane and checked my back i was fine my mom ad grandma was fine to..but the bad stuff came when im dad got there he yelled st the driver he was angery...
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2014

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    that's how I spent my Sunday.

    I am so very lucky I think
    brown2306 brown2306 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    It Changed My Life

    I was in a car accident when I was five. It changed my life. I will remember it like it were yesterday. We were on vacation, and my mom was driving. She was tired, she had all of us kids with her. She was unable to recover after hitting the side of the road and rolled the van. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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    What an exciting Monday.

    Hit by someone while I sat at a red light. He had No insurance of course. How did I get so lucky... F Me, F Mondays
    wise025 wise025 22-25, M Dec 8, 2014

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    Damn Bus

    okay i was on my way to pick up my friend to go to school. i was on a two way street and i see this big yellow bus inching to cross the street. i saw him look right and me and i thougth he wasnt ganna go. he did. thankfully i hit his wheel. right before i hit it i swore i was...
    Dreamer1387 Dreamer1387 19-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2006

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    My husband hit a car by his own fault.

    He said that he didn't see anything at the front of our car. But there was a car waiting to get in the main street. This is the second accident after since we bought the car. The first was happend due to the opposite driver. Now we became assaillants and we admitted our fault...
    minjungshin minjungshin 31-35, F Oct 18, 2014

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    Friends rally to support Beaverton teen hit by

    carAs Janet Balderas continues to recover from an accident last week, her friends have taken to GoFundMe to raise funds for her treatment.This car accident just recently happened. I wasn't driving, I was the pedestrian. My friends and I had just come back from downtown, we ate...
    JanetBalderas JanetBalderas 16-17, F Nov 5, 2014

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    http://13wham.com/news/features/around-the-web/stories/accident-caught-on-camera-by-a-driver-on-i95--wham.shtml#.VL5tID97R8E. That was today #gladtobealive
    sabresfan2010 sabresfan2010 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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