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2 fender benders. Both my fault. One was when I was 16, a week after I got my license I didn't back out far enough from a parking space before pulling forward and bumped the car next to me.
The other at 18, the first time driving in a new city and I accidentally changed lanes into someone. :/
Thanks to Bokkechick for my siggy.
I was in an accident just before I found out I was pregnant with DD2. Someone turned left in front of me. I was going straight, he turned left, I slammed into his side door, spun out and hit another car sitting at the intersection trying to go the other direction. 2 of the 3 cars were write offs, 3rd was repair-able. I spent 6 months in physio, DD1's carseat was ruined, as in you could see the stress marks and 1 crack in the plastic but she walked away with just a scratch on her neck where the strap rubbed. Guy who turned left was at fault and had to pay for all my medical care and my deductables for insurance.
Two, both bad, both on the highway.
The first one was at 20. the guy started to merge into my lane, & trying to avoid an accident, I merged onto the shoulder. Since I was moving at such a high speed, my car sort of got out of control, hit a guard rail, which in turn propelled me back into traffic. The car spun around many times before I was finally able to get it to stop. Funny, I never knew up to that point that brakes don't work in those situations. The pedal just bounces up & down, & you can't press it to stop. The other driver kept going. I had to pay for my own damages. I came out with whiplash but otherwise fine.
The second time was at 25. Again, a guy merged into my lane, noticed the mistake, tried to correct it by swerving, but t-boned me anyway. He stopped, was found at fault, & his insurance paid everything. I wasn't hurt.
After that, I vowed never to drive a small car again. The wrecks were in a mustang & a camaro. Now I drive big, POWERFUL, gas guzzling SUVs only. I have anxiety driving, & feel safer in a huge car that won't be overlooked. Hope I'm not jinxing myself. Please God.
Yes, once in college...on campus. My fault. I was trying to turn left to get into the parking lot and this truck ahead of me would not go! So I had room to turn...bad idea. I turned left and a MOTORCYCLE plowed right into my passenger side...he flew up on my windshield. I started bawling and thought I killed him. I wasn't going fast, but he was going faster than the campus speed limit.
I've had a handful of small fender benders but the only real "accident" I've been in was when I was 14 years old. I was riding in my friend's mom's minivan in the middle of the first row of back seating - NO seat belt . The vehicle in front of our van stopped suddenly to make a turn so my friend's mom slammed on her brakes and was able to stop just in time to avoid hitting the truck. But then one of those huge Asplundh tree trimming trucks was behind us and did not have time to stop, so they slammed right into us. We got accordian-style smooshed in between the two vehicles and since I was without a seatbelt I went flying forward and hit the dashboard and windshield. I walked away from the accident on the scene but it turned out I was actually pretty hurt and was just in shock.
Long story short, I had broken ribs, minor head trauma, nerve damage in my arm and neck. I was on bed rest for three months and went through a ton of PT and other crap. Missed an entire semester of high school. I was lucky that I wasn't hurt much worse but it was still difficult to recover from because of the nerve damage. Thankfully I did fully recover, though, so there was no permanent effect from the injuries.
I was in several fender benders with other people driving. But I was in one bigger accident. I was 7 months pregnant with my first child, and we worked the night shift 30 mins away from where we lived. We got off at 2am and there was a snow storm. I was driving and the roads got really bad. There was a truck in front of me that fish tailed and I hit the snow and lost control and rolled our car. It was a write off, and besides lots of brusing and achy, we were fine. I was wearign my seat belt properly (across the hips) and so baby was fine. It was so scary.
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Thank you Meganpixel for the most fantastic siggy!
Car totaled, my fault. Wintertime driving, didn't realize I was going too fast for the conditions, lost control, veered into the opposite lane and we collided head on. Thank God for seatbelts and airbags (which deployed and punched me in the face). Poor guy who was in the opposite lane turned out to be an illegal immigrant. They detained him at the scene and the poor guy was only on his way to work and here comes speedy sally and wrecks his life. But wait, there's more. . .I didn't want my parents to find out about the accident because I was leaving my then boyfriend's house (in the a.m.) so I hid the accident from them and proceeded to purchase the SAME car, make, model n' color even though it sucked in bad weather just so they wouldn't know. It was only 6 months old and less than 5K miles on it. : ) Even though I was nearly 30 and not living at home, I just didn't want to deal with their opinion.
thank u quantum leap for my siggy
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