I Was In a Car Accident

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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

    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
    4 Responses Apr 9, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    4....1 car, 3 motorcycle,

    all near death. Left me with a cracked shoulder that required a wire. Fun times!
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma
    36-40, M
    Jan 13

    This happened 3 days ago.

    My boyfriend and I were driving back from the other side of our city. (Its fairly large) and it had been raining. We were 3 miles from home when something happened, my car began to fishtail, I tried to correct it and next thing I know the car is spinning out of control, the...
    ImOnlyMe84 ImOnlyMe84
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    One of the more vivid memories of my childhood.

    I was about 5 or 6 years old. Strangely enough, I don't remember the actual crash itself. I only remember my dad driving us home, and then just a blank in my memory. When I woke up, I found myself in a strange man's arms. We were in a van. I could hear my older sister crying in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 15, 2015

    I've actually been in two serious accidents,

    and one fender bender. Thankfully, I've suffered no major injuries from them. Thank you guardian angel!
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    Jan 16

    It was a little over 2 years ago.

    I was on my over to help a friend when a young driver wasn't paying attention to the road( not to mention let his insurance run out 15 days before). He was speeding and was too busy looking at his gf in the passenger seat to notice he was crossing the center line. He hit me head...
    Sar323 Sar323
    31-35, F
    Apr 11

    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
    5 Responses Dec 26, 2012

    I still haven't told my instructors

    or my friends but when I was 6, I was hit by an oncoming car. It felt so surreal. I kept thinking it'd stop but the car only got faster as it came towards me. Even today, it still scares me to drive and to think I, too, can kill and take the lives of others with a small mistake...
    10786y 10786y
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 1

    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
    1 Response Sep 28, 2014
    314159265PI 314159265PI
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jan 17

    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

    Feeling a lot better

    after a car accident last Sunday. Still have headache from the concussion.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 14

    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

    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
    6 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    My face feels terrible.

    There was sooo much blood, just poring out of my face, out my eye, out my nose. The rest of me doesn't feel any better. I felt like **** too because I ****** up my car and now I'm stuck without any way to get to work. I live far out in the country. One of the worst nights of my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    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

    One that was my fault!

    !! Not the other 3! lol I mean yeah I park one on the roof in the ditch. Lol My buddy hit a 80's stylet full size blazer head on about 60 mph in a Ford Escort. Pushed the blazer onto the curb in front of the bar. When we came to the car was surrounded from people that come our of...
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend
    41-45, M
    Nov 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    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

    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
    52 Responses Jun 1, 2009

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 3, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    I've been hit before.

    This past weekend I got hit again. A kid merged into my car without checking his blind spot, causing a fender bender, then fled the scene of the accident. I followed him. I may have even uttered "Oh, no you DIDN'T!" as a chased him. He luckily encountered a red light in...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2015

    I've been in a car accident every year

    since 2011. I think I'm a car accident magnet.
    Shadowslivin Shadowslivin
    16-17, F
    Dec 14, 2015

    Today a distracted 20 year old rear-ended my

    daughter and I hard. No one was injured. I think his car is totalled with mine having scraped paint. It was scary to see and to know he was going to hit me. Nothing I could have done to prevent it other than break so I didn't hit the car ahead of me. I'm thankful no one was...
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 13

    I was in a very serious crash four months ago.

    I was in the back seat of a taxi with my Girlfriend. This was a city cab and didn't have any seatbelts in the back where we were sitting. On the motorway pushing 70 mph our driver fell asleep at the wheel and somehow we were rolling down the side of the motorway. Pure adrenaline...
    Alexrrrr Alexrrrr
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2015

    Late night I was planning on going to the gym,

    and my friend decided to do something stupid. We ended up at this guy's house and after a couple of hours I wanted to go home. I was about to walk home, but then my friend told me she has called a guy to pick us up so I don't have to walk in the cold. 8 meters from my house, I...
    xxIslandgirlxx xxIslandgirlxx
    22-25
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    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

    Yesterday Afternoon Me And My Boyfriend Got In

    A Pretty Nasty Car Accident! Everyone Came Out Safe Thank God! I'm Heading To The Doctor This Morning To Get Checked Out Just Go Be Safe! 😭💔💪🏼Rip Tonka💔💪🏼😭 We was in the Nissan Xterra (Tonka)
    SouthernQueen SouthernQueen
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 5

    I was very young. I think I was in middle

    school. A drunk driver pulled out while my mom was going straight. He didn't stop at the stop sign. The car was totaled. My mom was pretty banged up. The driver was in critical condition. He did live. It was a scary experience.
    TheBrightestShiningStar TheBrightestShiningStar
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    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
    12 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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

    car.. I'm just thankful to be alive
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    This is why my head his hurting haha.

    I was driving with my friend and she did some stupid **** and it flipped the car and I hit my head and ****** up my knee. I honestly don't remember much of it 😂😂
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 14, 2015

    today I almost got hit by a car speeding

    when in the car with my friends family . the rush was amazing is it bad if I wanna feel it again ?
    lpearson444 lpearson444
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 9

    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
    30 Responses Sep 13, 2008
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 24

    I'm happy to be alive things could of been much

    worst. It just wasn't my time to go.
    bosslady69 bosslady69
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 2

    July 13, 2015 is the day a car accident ruined

    my life... i relive this day like its a nightmare. like its something that can grab you by the heart and rip it out and send you puking in the toilets in the morning from over anxiety.. it was about 2pm.. hot as hell out probably around 94 with a high of 100... i live in...
    Zjanshe Zjanshe
    13-15
    Oct 4, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 13, 2006

    Luckily, both were minor.

    But they were both at the same intersection, at the same time, with the same bus driver, and in the same month. The first was right after turning we pulled over to let an ambulance by, and then accidentally backed into a parked car, and had to wait there for half an hour for the...
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    13-15, T
    Dec 13, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    46-50, M
    Jan 16, 2013

    I was in a really bad accident

    when I was 13 and then I got hit by a car my junior year of high school. Safe to say I've had a few close calls with death and that's why I value my life. If you're not adding to my happiness or benefiting me in some way, I don't hesitate to cut you off.
    tplum15 tplum15
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2

    My name is Paige, I'm 17 years old,

    and this Monday I was in a car accident that should have killed me. But it didn't. I don't remember being hit at all. I just faintly remember driving down this long road to get to my boyfriends house. Then the next thing I knew, I woke up in my torn up car with the airbags out...
    paige724 paige724
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 1

    My dad was hurt, but I wasn't at all.

    .. this proves that I'm like some kind of immortal.... and I was only like 6!
    kiwigirl2021 kiwigirl2021
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    I've been in several.

    This is probably the most interesting. Wednesday June 11th 2003 was nothing special; but I remember every boring detail from waking up through the afternoon. One of the most pivotal moments of my life happened that night; but I can never be sure of the details. A mild...
    ZHC74 ZHC74
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    I was in a car accident

    when my friend was driving.. He was going 90 mph in the rain trying to hill hop. We ended up sliding through an 4 way stop and rolling into the woods. The car stoped on its side in the woods. Luckily no one was hurt some how. I am lucky to be alive
    EbolaKing911 EbolaKing911
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 28

    This happened not too long ago the brake master

    cylinder seal split in half and I hit a light pole
    graciadivi graciadivi
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    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
    Feb 18, 2015

    Some time ago my step mum had fetched me from

    school as I had a music lesson. The traffic lights changed and she pulled up and some jerk ran into the back of us. Really shook us both up. But what followed was awful as this guy gets out swearing at step mum and saying it was her fault as she shouldn't have pulled up at the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    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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