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I Was In a Car Accident

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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 16-17, M Jan 12

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    Christmas Eve Horrors

    Warning, this is graphic. On Christmas Eve my husband of 6 months and I were heading out to my home town in the middle of the desert. We packed up the car with presents, tamales, and our two dogs. The town is only 2 hours from the city but I had stayed up late working on a...
    nicothepotato nicothepotato 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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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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    I got in a wreck today.

    It was my very first one. My car is now totaled, and I don't know what to do. I'm scared of what will happen now
    kleebenson kleebenson 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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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

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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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 38 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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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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    Driving In The Rain

    I was in a car accident last August 2012, that was the day my life changed forever. Never in my wildest dreams could I've imagined this would happen to me. I was driving down a 2 lane highway with no dividers. I just graduated cosmetology school the year before & was working in...
    FragileSpine FragileSpine 31-35, F 2 Responses May 9, 2013

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    I'm gonna be driving soon

    and i am extremely scared I'm gonna be the person causing the car accident this time 😔
    merrill4 merrill4 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    I was in a car accident in march with my

    cousin Nobody got hurt It was so scary and shocked me I was frozen in fear
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Dad: I know I've left my tangerine on the back

    seat but I can't seem to find it. *feels around in back seat* Still nothing *turns round briefly failing to notice the bend in the road* And that children is how you park a jaguar XJ in a field
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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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 2 Responses Sep 11

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    August 27, 1994...12:26 A.m.

    was the date and time of my car accident. I was in a Ford Mustang, a backseat passenger, a former co-worker of mine was driving, my husband was in the passenger seat. My husband and I were moving to California the next week and my friend wanted to spend some alone time with the...
    kieferluvr kieferluvr 36-40, F 2 Responses May 24, 2007

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    I am still recovering from the wreck I had on

    March 4th 2014. I live in a semi-mountainous area of Oregon. I was driving my 2009 Chevy Aveo home around 9 o'clock pm after a class at a community college about 30 miles from my house. I had just topped a decent sized hill and was heading down hill in the fast lane of I-5. I...
    cmdaniels74 cmdaniels74 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I crashed a car with only my learners.

    now what? I was alone at the time.
    ramdom1 ramdom1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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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

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    Flipped it,rolled it

    and walked out scratch less.. Thank god :):)
    redbricks redbricks 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 21

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    whatdreammaycome whatdreammaycome 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    My First Crash.

    My name is Daniel, and I am 18 years old. On November 19, 2010, I was in my first car accident. I had only recieved my license a month before. I was driving my father's 1994 Toyota Camry in West Babylon, NY at around 3:30 in the afternoon. To be specific, I was going northbound...
    lindyguy lindyguy 18-21 10 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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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

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    I have been in one car accident

    that was minor. Had done a hit and run driving a Uhaul that I didn't know. One accident driving a big rig hit a wooden fence turning a sharp turn
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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 was in a car accident the other day.

    a family friend was driving. she's pregnant and the first thing I that came to my mind was holy crap please be okay. I didn't car that I was in pain. I got out the and pulled her out. I'm 16 and not that strong. I put pressure over the areas that we bleeding real heavy. i took...
    brown2306 brown2306 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    My friend and I were driving to a golf match.

    We were almost to our exit when the car in front of us slammed on the brakes. My friend slammed on the brakes too. But the person behind us didn't realize that and slammed into us at full speed. The only injury I have is a strained muscle in my neck. I'm so thankful there were...
    chuhulil chuhulil 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    It was very very scary.

    My first car accident and hopefully my last; it was in April of 2012. It was night time, snowing, sleeting, and raining all at once and my boyfriend was taking me home to get something I needed for that next day. I didn't know the weather was going to be that bad or I wouldn't...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 19

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    I was in a car accident a few months ago on the

    freeway, I was at a complete standstill. I was quite a bit ahead of the cars behind me and a bus traveling really fast swerved into the left HOV lane and the car behind the bus crashed into the back of mine. I had my neck turned to watch as the bus traveled by me so when I was...
    HerrExpierience HerrExpierience 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I was on the way to the beach right

    after graduating high school with a couple close friends in the car with me. We were having a fantastic trip, and were 5 miles from the beach when I was sitting at a red light, first at the stop line at a complete stop, and all of the sudden, a car crashes into the back of my...
    towsonstudent towsonstudent 18-21, M Jul 9

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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 13 hrs ago

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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

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    In the spring of 2009,

    I was struck by a car as a pedestrian. After the collision I flew about 20 feet before slamming into the asphalt. (I don't remember any of it; these accounts are from other witnesses.) There was a lot of blood. The driver of the van told police I came out of nowhere and that...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I was when I was born there was a fire

    and a fire fighter got me out of the car and I tried to smack him lol :)
    maddie711 maddie711 13-15, F Jul 22

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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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    This picture was ages ago

    and was my first accident. It is funny that I repair my cars like this when it is broken :D haha I was at an indian shop and got hit.
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm 16, I've only had my license

    for a few months, and I recently got into my first car accident. I'm one of the most cautious drivers I know, and I wasn't texting or messing with my stereo or anything when it happened. I wasn't even talking to my friend. I went to turn left onto a four lane (five lanes...
    courtneycour courtneycour 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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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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    This morning on my way to work I was on the

    highway in real heavy traffic. I was in the farthest right Lane ready to merge onto another freeway.
    whatdreammaycome whatdreammaycome 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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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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    Alone, Lost Memory, and Totaled Car.

    I'm from a small town (less than a mile wide) in western NY, but came to LA for film school. I drove out with my car - MY car, it wasn't a car my mom bought for me, I paid this sucker off myself. It wasn't anything special, just a 93 Camry with a James Dean bumper sticker, but it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 18, 2009

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    And spent the entire christmas break recovering

    from a mild concussion... But life goes on.
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Hello. My name is Michelle

    and I am new to this website. I am here searching for support and hopefully answers. Here is my story. I am 31 years old and I am a single mother. I was recently in a car accident (Thursday evening, August 21st). My daughter was in the car with me. She is fine, I suffered a few...
    meesh192001 meesh192001 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I think I'm a good driver,

    but that mailbox I hit a while ago would care to disagree...
    lunalight21 lunalight21 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    It happened on a hot,

    humid evening, in August, 1998-a Saturday evening to be precise. At that time, my mother and I were still living together-I was 33 and she was 53. Anyway-on this particular Saturday evening, I received a telephone call from my mother, who was out of town with her boyfriend...
    jrhanold jrhanold 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Pedestrian Accident

    On Feb 3 of this year my mom, sister and I were in a car accident. My mom was driving, I was in the passenger seat and my sister was in the back behind the driver's seat (both my sister & I are 26). We'd just left shopping outlets and pulled onto the highway in the lane closest...
    titancia titancia 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    When I was 5 I had my car accident a big truck

    came out of nowhere and smashed in to the side of us then we was rolling down a hill the brakes was not working then another car hit us and stopped us but now I just have night mares all the screaming and blood I have not told my mom I still now about this she is not that we'll...
    shaun765 shaun765 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 20

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