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I Was In a Car Accident

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    I've been rear-ended.

    I stopped at a red light, but the driver behind me had sped up when the light had turned yellow, hoping to make it before it turned red. He couldn't brake fast enough and hit me. Then he had the nerve to pretend nothing had happened, and then looked for ways to pin the blame on...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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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 6 Responses Feb 9, 2015

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    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, M Dec 13, 2015

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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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    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 wasn't in my truck

    when somebody hit it but now I'm really happy I have a dash cam. It caught the guy hitting my parked truck, his license plate number, and him getting out to look at the damage and then driving off. The police also got a good look at that video when they came to do a report.
    RustySubway RustySubway 36-40, M Nov 15, 2015

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    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

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    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

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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 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 19, 2015

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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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    Well I wasn't in a car I was in a school bus on

    the way home. The bus driver slumped over from a anuresium ... Or how ever you spell it. We went over a curb and hit a tree, thank God we hadn't got on to the main road yet!! I was so scared because I had no idea at the time what was going on plus that was my first ever crash.
    MeinHerzBrennt92 MeinHerzBrennt92 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    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 1 Response Jan 13

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    many car accidents. lol.

    . But they're not big accidents.
    Jose020 Jose020 22-25, F Sep 15, 2015

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    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 6 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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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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    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 3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    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

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    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...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F Nov 15, 2015

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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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    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

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    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 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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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 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 51 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    sinjay sinjay 36-40, M Jan 10

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    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

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    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

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

    worst. It just wasn't my time to go.
    bosslady69 bosslady69 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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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, 2015

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    I was in a bus accident

    when I was a kid. We were on a school trip out of town in a bad winter storm. The driver lost control of the bus and drove off the shoulder of a bridge and into the frozen river below. It all happened so fast. A couple of kids got broken bones, others (including me) got back...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T Sep 14, 2015

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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, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 23, 2015

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    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

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    314159265PI 314159265PI 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I wasn't but my best friend Sophie was,

    last year or so. Her mum was driving and they got hit by another car. When her mum drives she's not allowed in the from, it's like a 'thing' but her dad lets her. Anyway, when the car was hit it hit the front side where she'd have been and it was really bad. She might have been...
    GeorgiaAllender13 GeorgiaAllender13 13-15, F Sep 14, 2015

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    Itsneverasitappears Itsneverasitappears 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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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'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

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    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

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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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    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, 2015

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    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

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 14, 2015

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    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...
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