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I Was In a Car Accident

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    It was when I was 18 I was in the back seat

    with my friend and his mother it was in febuary so the roads were pretty slick with ice. I had head phones in and was half a sleep with my face on the window. I was sitting on the drivers side in the back seat. We couldn't stop at the stop sign and slid out in to the road. We...
    Nosliwekim Nosliwekim 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 15

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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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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    today I was in a McDonalds parking lot

    when I drove too far past the spot I was going to park in, so as I started to back up a guy came out at full speed and hit me. its both of our faults because we didn't see each other. the only problem now is that my parents don't reassure me or even ask me if I was OK. they just...
    birdstho birdstho 18-21, M Feb 2

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2006

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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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    When I was 18, my first car was a Mustang

    and my friend t-boned another car at about 50 mph. Everyone was ok, only minor injuries. The firewall was pushed back about half a foot into the cabin. I was very lucky to escape.
    Xhaxabrel Xhaxabrel 26-30, M Feb 16

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 21, 2006

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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 7 Responses Dec 7, 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 43 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    The one night my mom lets me out to celebrate

    my friend's birthday is the night that we get into an accident. My friend was on her way to drive me home after the party when we were hit by a drunk driver. No one in our car was hurt, even though we had to go to the hospital anyway since we're minors, but the other driver hit...
    colormepnk colormepnk 13-15, F Mar 29

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

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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 1 Response Mar 2, 2012

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    I'm Mara, I am 15 soon to be 16.

    When I was 4 years old I was in a severe car accident, someone rammed into us at a stopped light. We rolled nine times down a hill into a ditch. My mother, my 3 sisters, my little brother and myself were in the car. The eldest had minor injuries, a few pieces of glass in her arm...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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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    I was in a serious car accident last December

    and sustained serious injuries and I now have PTSD ... And anger... The person who hit me had no license and no winter tires...and the weather was bad...he should not have been on the road!! I knew him ... And he died. And his license was taken away because he couldn't see...
    kiasoulmate kiasoulmate 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I was in an accident

    and I wasn't even in a car. blizzard, walking to work, two cars got into an accident. they both came up on the sidewalk. I was thrown into a bush. they didn't even know I was there for awhile. bumps, bruises, concussion and a broken wrist. well atleast no one else was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 7

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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 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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    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 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'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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    When I was 11, me and my brother

    and my mom were going home. We used to live down by the river and we had to cross train tracks to get to home. This was a private crossing so it didn't have lights or a warning board striped thing( I don't know what it is called). So anyways we were going home and my mom looked...
    edward73e edward73e 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 3

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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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    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 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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    ...and it was the end of my beloved Ford truck.

    Someone thought that I was going to turn left when I was signalling right and that it was okay to pass on a double solid line. Just enough damage for insurance to write the truck off, but no one got hurt at all. Good-bye, Red Rover!
    Motoantiquarian Motoantiquarian 31-35, M Mar 16

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    algezebra algezebra 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    What a stupid thing, I caused a pretty bad car

    accident last night. Thankfully, there were NO injuries. I used to pride myself on being a good, watchful driver. Last night though, I distracted myself for a moment and didn't notice a car off to the right. Without reliving too much detail, I caught it with the front right of...
    kel224 kel224 26-30, M Feb 11

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    That's what I needed Ugh.

    Because every thing was going perfect so was my life. I hate this . Why am I the one? I'm all alone. This gotta be my darkest days. I can't stand it.
    Alijumah Alijumah 18-21, M Feb 4

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    possiblyali possiblyali 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Hey everyone. I apologize

    for being completely gone for a while. I was in an automobile accident and am still kind of recovering :) I miss talking to certain people here (you know who you are). I am sorry if you were hurt or confused by my absence :) I really am! I am back, and able to spend time on here...
    Parkerluv1 Parkerluv1 22-25, M 7 Responses Feb 9

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    that's how I spent my Sunday.

    I am so very lucky I think
    brown2306 brown2306 18-21, F Dec 8, 2014

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    My boyfriend and I were going to dinner

    and the roads were slick because it snowed the previous day. We were driving 40 mph) straight and a jeep perpendicular to the road on which we were driving ignored the stop sign and pulled out in front of us. My boyfriend tried to stop but because the roads were slick we slid...
    nicoleblu nicoleblu 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Yesterday was the most terrifying day

    and the best day of my life all in one. The most terrifying because I got into a bad car accident. The best because I was lucky enough to be spared my life. I used to think that I was invincible and could drive on slick, icy roads no problem. That all changed yesterday. I was...
    smksmk001 smksmk001 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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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    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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    Accident happened between two parties.

    Party A is my car and Party B is the other car . Party B was pulled over extreme right end side of the road. The driver was checking mail in mailbox near to the road. Party A saw the party B atleast 150/200 ft behind and slowed down the speed as it had to take right turn after...
    sudiptadalal sudiptadalal 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    My mother and I just got rear-ended by someone

    at a stop light. My head really hurts
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 22

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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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