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Writer's Block: Close Call

Accidents happen all the time, and often we walk away miraculously uninjured. What has been your closest call with avoiding serious harm in an accident?
Well, most of my friends know that my first car was a maroon Ford Escort.  However, what of the friends I made after high school probably don't know is that the Ford was actually my second car.  My true first car was a Hyundai Accent.  I loved that little car mainly because of the color.  It was one of those colors that in one light it looked purple, but in another it looked blue.  It was really cute and all my high school friends called it my easter egg considering it was one of those pastel colors. 

Anyway, I'm wildly diverging from the topic.  One day, I was driving home from the fort.  It was a route I took all the time and it was raining on a Sunday, so there wasn't that many people on the road.  After a while I came to an intersection where my road ended and connected to a new road.  I had to turn left onto the new road, so I looked left...then right...then AS I was starting to pull out I returned my eyes to the left.  I heard a loud beep as a white car that was not there when I looked before barreled towards me.  I remember thinking "SHIT" as I went to slam on my brakes.  However, instead of the brakes, my foot hit the gas, surging me forward even more into the path of the much larger car.  Her car smashed into the driver side of my car so hard that she shoved both of us into the storm gully on the other side of the road and slammed my car up against the embankment.  When it was all over, I turned to the side to look out my window...and instead of having to lean slightly over to reach my window, I just have to look straight down.  My window was gone and my car was practically wrapped around the nose of her car.  The force of the impact had knocked my glasses off my face and into the back seat. 

Sadly, teenager me's first thought was, "Oh God, my car!  My dad's gonna kill me!"  I remember bawling my eyes out but other than some bumps and bruises...I walked away from that unscathed.  I found out why later.  Remember that I gunned it instead of braking?  That is what saved me.  She was going to hit me one way or the other, but because I hit the gas instead of the brake, she hit the crossbeam between the driver's side front and back doors instead of directly on the driver's side door and into me.  Anyway, I had a guardian angel in my passenger seat that day.  Btw, my dad wasn't mad...he was just relieved that I was fine. 


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May. 22nd, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Holy shit.
May. 22nd, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Fortunately either of us were hurt. Her car's only outward damage was a broken headlight meanwhile mine was totaled. We have pictures of my car at the body shop after the accident but I don't remember where they are. One of these days I'll have to find them.
May. 22nd, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
May. 22nd, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's about how I felt at that moment. It's too bad that happened. You probably would have liked that car, Dani. It was so cute! :3 In the right light it looked like Trunks' hair color.

Edited at 2009-05-22 09:04 pm (UTC)
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