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I Was Injured In A Car Accident

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    My Accident

    Monday January 28th I was heading to work in the early morning. It was snowing, sleeting outside but the roads didn't seem bad yet. I got maybe a mile from my house sent straight at the stop sign and as I was coming up to a bend in the road, a car came into my lane hitting me...
    madeista madeista 31-35 Mar 17, 2013

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    Broken Neck

    When I was three I was in a car accident with my father and another vehicle. The driver of the other car ran a stop sign in the fog and hit our truck. We rolled into an orchard and the ladies car rolled onto the other side of the road. My dads arm swung forward to protect me but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    2 Trees 1 Truck

    Im 19 years old and I was in a car accident on june 6th 2013. I live in upstate ny & someone else was driving, she was doing 30 like she was suppose to be doing but it was raining that day so she was going to fast for the weather conditions. we ended up smashing 2 big trees and...
    mak32209 mak32209 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2013

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    Life Altering.

    When I was 17 I was hit head on by an under the influence driver (heroin) at 50 miles an hour. When the police arrive they actually found syringes in her backseat amongst the piles and piles of trash and clothing. That one bad decision on her part had such a huge impact on my...
    photophinnish photophinnish 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    The Day My Life Stopped And Was Given A Second Chance.

    In August 2012, I hit a concrete light pole head on. I was air lifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL. I was in a coma for two to three weeks. I received 12 hours of surgery to repair my injuries. I sustained several some were small ( shattered pelvis, multiple...
    JamieLynn88 JamieLynn88 26-30 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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    Small accident, small injury.

    I live in the northern midwest of the US, and the last winter was a particularly bad one. I was driving back to school after a weekend at home, and it had snowed quite a bit the night before. The roads were filled with slush, but my car didn't have a problem with it. I was...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Jul 18

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    I was injured in a car accident 2 years ago.

    I damaged my left arm which is the arm I write with. I have never been in a car accident before so it was really scary. we were going 30 mph and a car stopped in front of me my mom and my brother and we couldn't stop in time. my brother was fine he only got a seat belt rash and...
    chloegaillard chloegaillard 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    The Devastating Truck

    6 years ago...I fell out of a Truck. Going 30 miles per hour. I remember hardly anything of it but here's my Story. We were on our way to eat. I got on a Dress and got all Pretty. I was 7 at the time. We hoped in a Truck my Dad was working on. It had no Seat Bealts. But, the...
    XxSurferChickxX XxSurferChickxX 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    I Was In A Car Accident A Little Over 2 Years Ago And Got Injured From It.

    a little over two years ago i was waiting for on coming traffic to pass so i could turn into my work place and i was rear ended , before i could turn .im suffering from neck and headachs injures'it has left me with not being able to do any every day living ,deppession, really...
    bently012 bently012 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    Feb 22 , 2011 My Life Changed Forever

    Im a 39 year old male who was using a riding lawn mower to clear snow. It was a bright sunny day after a major snow storm the road were already cleared By the city plows. As I was clearing a driveway running out of room to plow snow to And fearing a ticket from the city for...
    mrlost mrlost 36-40 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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    Car Accident 10/13/2006

    I was in a car accident 3 years ago.  I was on my way to visit my then- boyfriend and took the back roads.  It was getting dark and I was unfamiliar with driving this way but I'd ridden this way before.  Also, a car was riding my bumper so I had been speeding, thus...
    Gingerbred Gingerbred 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Three Hits

    At four, I was first hit by a motorcycle. I got on my feet immediately 'cause my mom will definitely scold me. The witnesses on that accident were shocked of how I stood up instantly like nothing happened. Maybe I  had a guardian angel who protected me.. Haha! I went home...
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31, 2010

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    The Day I Lost Me

    A month ago today I dropped my son off at school and planned on running errands.  Crossing a highway intersection, I was hit on the drivers side door by a palet truck.  I didn't see him coming or hear any part of the accident.  The passenger airbag went off, and...
    singingriverrat singingriverrat 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    I was never supposed to be in the car.

    .. but in a way, I'm glad I was. A friend of mine (we'll call her A) was driving to Vancouver with her sister-in-law (E, respectively) and our mutual friend (And J) who had a flight on Dec. 24th. I decided on the 20th that I would drive out with them on the 21st. Sounded like a...
    FightHate FightHate 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Tree's Are Unforgiving...

    I remember it as though it was yesterday. It was a sunny day. We were listening to staind on the car radio and we were on our way to work for the manic street preachers in cardiff. Im still not entirely sure what caused it whether the driver was going too fast at 80 or the brakes...
    verbalkint verbalkint 22-25, M Aug 26, 2013

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    Happy 10th Birthday, Emma Kat

    My child would have been 10 years old ... A guy ran a red light and crashed in to me on July 12, 2001. That's all I wanna say right now.. my kid would have been 10 years old... this month.. I remember thinking that I would have the most amazing...
    smileysue74 smileysue74 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    To Grandpa's House We Go!

    It was in 2002, when It happened. My Mom was driving me and my sister to my grandfathers house, it was a bit foggy, I must have been like 500 feet from the house when I was hit. You see, there is a main road the has a small gravel road come off of it, my Mom turned the car to...
    MilesKim MilesKim 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    The Logo Pic Is Perfect For This...

    Nov 4th 2004, 10 amish. I was driving a company truck along Azusa (busy st in SoCal) and while cruising about 45 mph, the engine dies. I pop it into Nuetral and try to start, nothing. I try to slam it into park, won't go. I hit the brakes, boosters not responding. I kick down the...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 19 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    Me And My Granddad

    I was 13 Years old at the time. I was in the passenger seat as my granddad was driving in the middle lane of a motorway on the way back from wales dropping some friends of my granddads off. I had my headphones in and I remember looking up and seeing my granddad getting closer and...
    LeKanePetit LeKanePetit 16-17, M Jun 12, 2013

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    Never The Same

    I was talking to my dad just before. I did not see it coming. Just BANG! Broken glass in my face. Blood. Fire. Burning. The smell of burning me. My seat belt was stuck and I could not get away. Burns. Burns where a guy never wants to be hurt. The doctors aren't sure if...
    SlenderDan SlenderDan 13-15, M 7 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    The Day I Almost Died

    I was in a terrible car accident on November 19, 2005 that almost killed me. This is what happened. My dog was due for one of his vaccine shot, and we had an appointment with the vet on November 19, 2005 at 9am. My husband was the driver and I was the passenger. We were...
    mikekyle mikekyle 22-25 40 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    A Car Crash Life

    In February 2009 I was on the motorway travelling home from work. My daughter was in the passenger seat. We were stationary at the back of a long tail back. Suddenly there was an exploding sound and the car jerked violently forwards into the car in front and then sideways into...
    missdillusioned missdillusioned 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Got In A Car Accident Just 2 Months After My Spinal Fusion Back Surgery

    I am so frustrated, depressed, and actually crying while I type this. I had a spinal fusion surgery on my lower back last year in March. Just two months after, while I was driving to work some idiot rear ended my car while I was stopped at 40mph. He didn't even brake. You can...
    greekprincess1 greekprincess1 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    Too Young Of A Driver

    My family lived in the mountains in Missouri in 1994. I was 10 and my sister was 15. My parents were out of town for the weekend, so it was just me and my sister at home. It was a late stormy night when my sister wanted to go out for a drive. She wasn't allowed to, but she...
    vanityvanity vanityvanity 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    MVA

        It all begins with repeating stupid decisions. June 8, 2012, around 3:40am, I left my house after consuming about 2 glasses of wine to go over to chill with my friend Jesse for a little bit to smoke, both of us being restless and bored. What seemed like a good idea at the...
    cuejennisue cuejennisue 26-30 1 Response Mar 27, 2013

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    I Got Hit By A Truck

    The title is literal. I was lying on the street, scratched all to hell and somewhat bruised. My back bicycle tire was crushed. I walked home, took a shower, and got drunk. Signs you just might be a redneck. You know how some dogs try to race moving cars? Don’t do that...
    MichaelEdits MichaelEdits 46-50, M Jun 17, 2012

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    A Drunk...

    ...made a left in front of me on my way to work fifteen years ago a little after 5am. I was doing around 30mph. The car was totaled, and because i wasn't sitting back far enough, my right knee hit the lower dashboard. The shoulder belt fractured my sternum, which took eight weeks...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Hit By A Drunk Driver

    Back in 2008 I was working as a Duty Manager of a ***** club. On this evening I had worked a killer 13 hour shift, there had been a jelly wrestling comp at work and the crowd were difficult. After my shift I drove my drunken friend (known her since high school) home, the other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17, 2012

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    Accident

    once i went to a long drive with my friend. first of all we were enjoying travellling. we saw many beautiful sceneries on the way. but suddenly, the car brake was not working properly. we were too much afraid. i forgot to repair the brake. just i was thinking it in the morning...
    123qwe456rty 123qwe456rty 13-15 Nov 6, 2012

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    Punkin.

    December 30th 2012 I got in a car accident. It was 9:44am and my co workers texted me and asked me to bring them caribou to work. I was craving so I got some for myself too. I was in the line at caribou and I texted my co worker to tell her I would be a few minutes late, cause...
    kcrae kcrae 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    Wrong place, wrong time.

    I was taking my usual route back from work, it was quite late, so I wasn't expecting to see many cars. Going around one corner, a Nissan x-trail came flying the other way and spun out on the wet road. Me in my little Mercedes C class was all between the other guy and a tree. My...
    HayWalker HayWalker 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Terrible Car Accident

    Oct 13, 2012 I was in a car accident. Me and 4 other friends went to go to the drivers house then go to the mall after. It was a pretty nice day, cold breeze, clean car everything was good. We stopped at a gas station to get some ciggs and gas. We started driving, music blasting...
    misfitsxx misfitsxx 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    Speech At Local High School

    I got a opportunity to speak at my local high school last week on the subject of driving safely. I graduated from this high school so everyone there knows me for the most part. At age 16 I was hit by a drunk driver on the highway. The other car hit me on the drivers side at 80...
    ChattyTara ChattyTara 18-21, F 1 Response May 2, 2013

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    My Story

    I was driving home from the store on a rural road in Ireland. The evening was beautiful - sun shining, light breeze, good music on the radio...the bang!!!! I was taking a bend on the road and a car was coming at me on the wrong side of the road. I had no time!!! The only thing I...
    mikki2013 mikki2013 31-35 2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Just On My Way Home

    T he day after Thanksgiving in 2003, I was hit head on by a young 16 year old driver that had never been on the ice before. He lost control of his truck going around 65 mph's and crossed center line and hit me going around 45 mph's. It took the EMS people about 2 hours to cut me...
    riseup34 riseup34 26-30 2 Responses Mar 14, 2008

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    A Story I'm Sure Some Of You Have Lived As Well

    My accident was October 15, 2009. I was sitting on the side of the rode with a flat tire and waiting for AAA to come. A large commercial truck came over the hill, slammed on his brakes and ran right into my driver side door. He received a ticket for going too fast. I was...
    jsullivandockter jsullivandockter 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    God Saved Me And My Friend.

    Last month..me and my co-worker was going out to have a good time he brought he girlfriend at that time my girlfriend was home so i was the third wheel. He told me drive his car because he wanted to spend the whole night in the backseat with his girlfriend. Around 3am we dropped...
    nardog12 nardog12 18-21 Dec 16, 2012

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    I Suffered A Setback...........

    It was 3 years back,I was excellent in everything in my life.I topped in studies all throughout the previous year,qualified for high school scholarship,stood 2nd in the state in the state government's computer examination.It was a year full of academic achievments.Not only...
    divinewarrior divinewarrior 16-17 5 Responses Oct 8, 2010

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    5 Blocks From Home 1 Block From Work My Life Changed Forever

    My name is Larry and I live in Key West Florida with my wife Tammy. We are blessed to have our children and grandchildren living on this very expensive Island. On the night of Sept.25, 2012 I set the alarm and locked the door at Wyland Gallery on Duval St. where I was a manager...
    keysskipper keysskipper 56-60 Nov 14, 2012

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    Bad Car Accident

    I was in a bad car accident 9 months ago. Spent 5 months in hospital. Broke 2 ankles, 2 legs, crushed a knee, broke both arms, a shoulder, my chin and both jaws. Had over 20 operations. I no longer have feeling or movement in 1 of my legs but was on the operating table waiting to...
    Stevo11 Stevo11 22-25 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Last Christmas Eve

    My husband I were t-boned by a guy without a license. I suffered a neck injury and still have pain from it.
    mrsstrom mrsstrom 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2006

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    Texting While Driving

    My dad and I were on our way home from church, driving the same road that we did every Sunday. We had just stopped at a stop sign when, out of nowhere, a car cuts across lanes and hits us head on. Our van started tipping into the ditch next to us, but leveled out before we could...
    MTroyer97 MTroyer97 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    There Was A Flash, And Then Darkness...

    It was December 23rd, 2009 and I was on my way to work. It was really like any other day, except I had to stop at the pharmacy first to pick up some records, so I left earlier than usual. I got onto Summerlin Pkwy and was on for about a minute. Suddenly the green van infront of...
    BionicWoman88 BionicWoman88 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    It's Hard To Believe That It Really Happened To Me...

    When I got in my car accident I was 19 and separated from my husband. I was returning home from visiting my husbands grandparents with my 2 month old son, heading to his 2 month appointment in the middle of nowhere on a stretch of road between where my husbands family lived and...
    AppealofSurreal AppealofSurreal 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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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...
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    I just got into a car accident 2 hours ago... It was my first car accident. I did not think that this would happen to me today of all days and me being 20 years of age. It was a...
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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...
    courtneycour courtneycour 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I was in a car accident yesterday, my first car accident. I was driving with my friend in the seat next to me and I turned left without a green arrow and I got hit. No one was hurt...
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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...
    macynicole96 macynicole96 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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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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    It was so hot today. I put on my bikini and washed my car in the front yard. Getting wet helps with the heat. Also, my neighbor came over and helped wash :) Bikinis are wonderful...
    conniexxxx conniexxxx 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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    Blimey, hard writing this down. January 2012 i left to go to work. Cold wet and windy winters morning. I remember driving down the road, then turning left at the traffic lights...
    hovisandhispad hovisandhispad 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 24