posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 02:34 AM
OMG-near death experience today!
9:35pm, raining, zero visibility already.....I'm driving my homegirl's car from her work in downtown. She had just just gotten into an accident near
her work in downtown, and had called me to driver her car back. She drove a white nissan, the whole front end was crumpled, but still drivable. When
I met her up, she was histerical on what to do, I suggested, I could drive her car back to to her garage. She told me she was worried that the airbag
would suddenly deploy, since it hadn't done so during the accident. Of course, thinking like Macgyver, I told her no problem and went ahead and
Pulled her air-bag fuse out of her car. Perfect, handled the airbag problem easily. Afterwards, I tied down the front hood with some latex gloves,
since the accident left the hood flapping on the front of the car, since the hood latch was broken off. Check, everything good to go, so we're
off.......freeway Here I come!
9:50pm, rain had stopped, but still drizzling. I was driving on the left-most lane on the 10West freeway, heading towards Santa Monica.
Everything was calm and relaxed, 70mph, music playing some trance. All Good Right? Just crusing like usual, and just about to hit the 110 freeway
and 10 Ramps.......... OUT OF NOWWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!, the windshield had shattered, the rear view mirror had fallen to the
floor. The sound was soooo LOUD, LIKE a gunshot!!!! All I see in front of me is ALLL WHITE, holy moly...........guess what that white thing was!
Guess what had happened...
Turns out, the hood ripped the gloves, and popped open and SLAMS into the windhshield! WhammO! For 5 seconds, I had zero visibility, Imagine driving
with the hood popped up into your windshield, with a broken, shattered windscreen. My heart was was racing, and beating faster and faster! my
adrenaline levels shot up like crazy in my blood serum! I felt the fight or flight syndrome times 1000 fold! All I hear is the echo of that Loud
BOOOM! All I see is a White Hood and a shattered windscreen. All I feel is my heart Beating faster and faster.
What am I going to do? I'm in the left most lane, car's are everywhere, I stepped on the brake, just to realize that I was still going
60mph and in the left most lane, it would be insane to slam the breaks. Just at that moment, I realized I could open the driver's side window and
stick out my head and drive, and hopefully merge this car to the side. So I stuck my head out the window, and looked like Ace Ventura, Pet
detective.......Still, no shoulder on the Left or Right side....At this point, I was going into that Tunnel, the Tunnel you have to go through before
fully merging onto the 10West Freeway....you know what I'm talking about right?......So I drive a good 2-3 miles with my head sticking out the window
going 50mph. People are looking at me like I'm crazy. Its almost impossible to merge to the Right side, merging to the right, you're completely
blind........I someone manage to find the normandie exit.....I have no idea what had happened........But 1 min later I had someone managed to exit and
make a right on Normandie exit and park. I was panting and panting, and realized I had just survived driving with the Hood into the windshield with
zero visibility. The craziest 5 mins of my life..........After I exit the car, I look up, and see a sign that reads...."GUARDIAN ANGEL" with a Halo
around the pom-juice.....I was impressed.
what do you guys think? a sign? or a SIGN?
[edit on 10-11-2005 by Mrpinstripsuits]