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In the Blink of an Eye

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posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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In august of 2006,I was involved in a car accident.
I only sustained a seatbelt burn across my stomach.
The other driver had an head injury and was in the
hospital for a few days.
I was driving a 2003 toyota matrix with only 13,000
miles on it.The other driver was driving a ford explorer.
I was starting to enter an intersection when the teen driver
ran the red light and we collided.
My car was knocked across the intersection and into the
oncoming traffic lane.I was lucky that it was 6:00a.m. on
a sunday morning.The entire front end of my car was almost
sheared off.My car was a total loss.
The teen driver's ford explorer had flipped over and slid
across the street.If I had been driving any faster,I would
probably not be here now.
My reason for posting this is because anything can happen
so fast.Too many people allow themselves to get enraged
while driving,or be in a hurry,or running late,not used to
others being on the road at that time.Then accidents can
happen.
This video was brought to my attention this morning and I
thought I would share it with you.I hope someone will learn
something from the video.

WARNING:video does contain some graphic scenes...

www.youtube.com...




posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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A few months ago. Me and my family and my friend were heading to Reno, NV. While on the ride there a small black car was going a little fast with rocks on the roads from the mountains. I swear I saw the car flip and then crash on it's back. We all did. While calling 911 a CHP was already on the scene. It was just so crazy seeing a wreck happen like that. Shows what some boulders can do to a car.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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I have watched tv programs that show
how quickly an accident can happen.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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I was in Virginia a few weeks ago, heading home from a baseball game after 11. A motorcyclist came barreling alongside the car, cutting us off. He lost control. It was such a surreal moment, watching the brake-light on the bike (he had to be going at least 80 as we were driving 70s and he passed us up quickly) swerving left-right-left before succumbing to the pavement below. The skidding effect lasted for several hundred feet before the bike collided with the cement median.

Luckily, the cyclist had let go of the bike before then. I still don't know what happened to him though. I hope he was OK.

 


My junior year of high school I was driving with my then-girlfriend home from a late night dinner at an Olive Garden restaurant. It had started to rain so the roads were starting to get slick, and visibility was getting worse. I was going to fast (admittedly) and missed the frontage road turn-off to take her home. A few hundred feet beyond was one of those cement barrier light poles.

I swerved hard to the right (so that my side would take any damage, not hers) and narrowly missed the light pole, instead launching us (going between 40 and 50) over the hill running parallel to the road and into the parking lot beyond it. My car's undercarriage was totaled, but we both made it out OK.

 


Accidents are an all-too-common fact of life in the modern automated age. Thank you, OP, for such a sobering video.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by mamabeth

My reason for posting this is because anything can happen
so fast.Too many people allow themselves to get enraged
while driving,or be in a hurry,or running late,not used to
others being on the road at that time.Then accidents can
happen.


This is why accidents are called accidents. Hopefully, nobody plans on getting into one, even with what you have listed above.

This is also what insurance is for. People are human and make mistakes.

Sometimes, you me, or anybody else just happen to be at the right place, at the wrong moment.

I feel naked driving without my seatbelt!

Thanks for reminding us how easy it is to have this happen.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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I posted this thread when I remembered that
my car accident was 4 years ago this month.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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Accidents sure are something we don't easily forget, even if they are minor. They are a wake up call of sorts.

Even if you are paying attention, there is no guarantee that somebody else is.

You not only have to be alert for yourself, but for other drivers on the road. It's called defensive driving.

Even on the best of days, we can all become involved in something we had not an intention of.

I still remember the last one I had, that I was not at fault for, and it was a lot longer ago than 4 years.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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I had a witness that backed my side of the story.
The car behind his had stopped for the redlight,he
didn't.If I could have seen him a few seconds earlier,
the accident wouldn't have happened.



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