I Was Injured In A Car Accident

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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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2008

    Couple of years back i & my friends were coming

    from university when a car overtook us with very high speed & a slight faint , my friend lost his control & our car overturned like 6 times on a very busy highway ...i was like completely shocked ...luckily car was back on tyres & didn't hit any other vehicle or tree ...we all...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 3, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 20, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 2, 2013

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

    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, T
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

    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
    Mar 17, 2013

    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
    Jan 11, 2013

    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
    Nov 14, 2012

    When I was 14 my brother

    and I were on our way home from an orthodontist appointment, my brother was about 17 at the time and I had my freshman orientation and he had his senior orientation that day. We were on the freeway and it was absolutely pouring. My mom called to let us know that we would be...
    Sarah2324 Sarah2324
    22-25, F
    Aug 17, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2012

    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

    My mother died from cancer

    when I was 5. My dad couldn't handle it despite trying his best. He tried so hard but he could see we were both sad. He tried to kill himself by driving his car with me in it into an accident on my 8th birthday. I can't remember the details of the crash because I was really...
    ashecook ashecook
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 3, 2013

    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
    1 Response Jun 14, 2013

    I have been injured in more

    than one car accident, and have never had an at-fault accident, myself. Perhaps the most frightening, I remember the seat belt pre-tensioners gripping, pulling me back into the seat as the car strained under heavy braking, to avoid the vehicle that had just cut me off. Had the...
    FormerEPer1234 FormerEPer1234
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    Jun 12, 2013

    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
    Dec 16, 2012

    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
    Jul 18, 2014

    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
    40 Responses Jul 5, 2008

    Sunday Labor day weekend 2015.

    Just got off of work and was taking a short cut to my mom's house just say this road is narrow enough for those who obey speed and can pay attention. Well not even 5 mins off of work I was involved in head on collision. Was his Chevy 250p Silverado vs my lil dodge avenger. Hmm...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 3, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Mar 12, 2012

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2014

    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
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2013

    You are strong enough to overcome this.

    You may never forget, but you can learn how to cope with what has happened to you better. There are people out there who understand you, even if most of those who surround you do not. There is help and compassion in the world. Do not give up.
    starrysurvivor starrysurvivor
    31-35, F
    Sep 2, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2013

    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
    Apr 17, 2012

    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
    5 Responses Jun 17, 2008

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2014

    2 Car Accidents In 3 Months (an 2 Days)

    On 06 August 10 I had just come home to Portugal on holiday to see my boyfriend and parents, I was living in London at the time and I just wanted to be with my friends and family. So on friday morning I went to put a friend of mine at his job, who'd lend me his car for the time...
    beckygmdt beckygmdt
    Nov 10, 2010


    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2012

    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

    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

    I was injured much more beneath the surface

    than my scars show. There was a lot of broken glass. I distinctly remember reaching over to the window and feeling the ground. It's a wonder my injuries weren't worse. The front of my car was completely crushed, but my airbag didn't deploy for some reason. I spent the rest of...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015


        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
    1 Response Mar 27, 2013

    End of last year I was in a car accident.

    It could've been worse and people keep telling me I should be grateful it wasn't worse. And I am. But it doesn't mean it doesn't still hurt. I wasn't at work because I had a fever the night before and wasn't sure if I was still contagious. I wanted some soup so I decided to go...
    Elysion Elysion
    26-30, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2013
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