I T-boned a Dump Truck-trailer Unit.
It was a sunny summer day and I was out driving runnng errands in my little dodge colt. I approached an intersection, the light was green and the way was clear so I proceeded into the intersection. A dump truck pulling a trailer blew thru the red light on the cross street and I hit the side of the trailer, head on at 50 kms/hour. My car flew backwards, spun out in a complete circle and came to rest on the cross street, approx. 100 feet away from the intersection and facing in the opposite direction that I had been driving in. I didn't see the truck until after the crash and have no memory of the crash, I didn't even realize what had happened until after I got out of the car and saw the damage to my car- it was totalled. A witness told me I had hit a truck and then she called an ambulance. The truck driver admitted it was his fault and apologized to me but I was too shocky to really comprehend anything or respond to him. All I could say was "you killed my car'. The paramedics came, took me to the hospital on a backboard and the truck driver got a ticket for running a red light.
When I spoke to police at the emergency ward later, they told me how lucky I had been. If I had entered that intersection a millesecond earlier than I did the truck would have t-boned me on the drivers side and driven right over my little car, a millesecond later and I would have gone under the truck, been crushed by the rear wheels and possibly decapitated.... someone was watching over me that day.
I ended up with a concussion, a severe whiplash injury, a torn rotator cuff in my shoulder, sprained wrists and numerous scrapes and bruises. It's been almost 5 months since the crash, I am still going to physio 3 times a week and am slowly recovering but I'm still having a difficult time driving. I just don't trust other drivers on the road and it scares the heck out of me being behind the wheel of a car in traffic. I know how lucky I was that day and the thought of what could have happened still gives me cold shivers.