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I Was In a Car Accident

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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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    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 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 rush hour traffic.

    And lane was merging , that was my right to move to the merging lane but guy was on my left side was been rush he tried to cut me through but there was not enough room so he hit my back bumper. My car was fine just was scratches and his front bumper got broke. I called police...
    mkdpk mkdpk 41-45, M May 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 5 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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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 11 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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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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    Two wrecks in one weekend,

    with the same vehicle! Who has that kind of luck?! OH yeah... ME! :/ This Friday was the first one. I own up... it was my fault! That's what happens when you take your eyes away from what's going on in front of you for even 2 seconds! BAM! Someone is stopped trying to pull in a...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 10 Responses May 4

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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 was in a car accident yesterday on my

    birthday. I was in the car with 3 of my closest friend on our way to down town Chicago to celebrate. When all of the sudden I just saw it coming and I closed my eyes. I've never felt so a lone in my entire life. Idk Going on the ambulance strapped down with two paramedics (which...
    LoveCCin LoveCCin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    Met with a very major car accident yesterday.

    Had a 4 hour surgery and I was all by myself in London There is a brain trauma and I cant move or feel my legs. The Indian Embassy was kind enough to process official documents. I feel helpless being alone in the country.
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F Jul 17

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 13, 2006

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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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    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 Feb 15

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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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    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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    To all who may care or take interest,

    I was recently in a car accident. I am so very sore, but lucky. If you could see the cars, you'd understand why I am so happy and surprised to be okay. It's been a tense few days, and I'm still on edge. Here's to it all getting better with time.
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 19

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    Holy ****! I'm so ******* glad me

    and my passengers didn't get badly hurt, I Walked away without a broken bone we may have a couple scratches but we're still breathing. my two passengers (my niece and my Bros) are still in shock, **** I'm in trouble once again. My step-mothers truck is total. My dad is going to...
    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I got T-boned on July 3rd,

    in the afternoon. I'm really bummed out about it - surprise surprise, right? Well, I normally don't get too down about car accidents, but I also have only had people STAY after accidents before, and behave themselves. This time however - the bastard hit me, then drove his...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 3 Responses 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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 21, 2006

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My mother and I just got rear-ended by someone

    at a stop light. My head really hurts
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    last year me and my gf were driving to work

    early in the morning when someone ran a red light and t-boned us. my gf and the other driver were just bruised but i have multiple spinal injuries... in a few weeks i have to surgury on my spine and i am terrified. im so sick of being in pain!
    jayterry87 jayterry87 26-30, T 3 Responses Mar 6

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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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    I'm still not sure how it

    even happened. i was making a left turn and didn't see a guy coming down the road. I *thought* I had an arrow to turn, but I don't even remember that for sure (maybe because I can't figure out what happened and I can't help but try to figure out how I can blame myself for it...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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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    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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    algezebra algezebra 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    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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    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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    Youcanthandlemyusername Youcanthandlemyusername 22-25, M Mar 2

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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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    8 years ago today I was in a collision

    which nearly killed me. We were in a tiny ford ka which was t boned at 40mph because my dad who was driving the car didn't look when coming out of a junction. My mother who's body was closest to the point of impact was killed immediately from brain trauma. My dad died due to...
    tombrokenbones tombrokenbones 18-21, M Mar 7

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    Or rather, a few. I was young,

    the guy who hit us was drunk. There was a fire. And my obnoxious friend who kept unbuckling his seatbelt and asking "are we there yet?" And then our car was spinning at a intersection and there was a ton of blood all over the place.. Lucky, there were no fatalities that day.
    DominaturV DominaturV 22-25, M Jul 18

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I was in my second car accident today.

    First accident with me being behind the wheel. Everything was fine, the car in front of me was moving at the speed limit, so I checked over my shoulder to make sure I could switch lanes, only seconds later to find myself clipping the back of the dude in front of me. Apparently...
    inanitas inanitas 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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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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    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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    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 15 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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