I wrecked my car today, could have died in the accident.

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  1. Weirdwolf

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    On my way home from work this evening, it was raining and after I passed someone going up a hill, I lost control as I was merging back into the truck lane. The momentum of merging back over into the slow lane plus the slant of the curve, plus rain just lost traction. I was doing within the speed limit, so it's not like I was driving like a maniac. I went into a deep ditch, the car flipped over on its top and skidded about 15 feet to come to a rest while still upside down. I walked away without a scratch on me, and the guy I passed stopped and called 911 and helped me out of the car. Seeing how the front of the windshield and roof was caved in, the Sherriff's deputy said that I was darn lucky I still had a head as he's seen decapitations in similar wrecks. I explained to him that when I realized what was going to happen, I just relaxed my legs back a bit, held tight to the steering wheel and ducked. I felt the roof of the car gently tap my head even as I ducked.

    Right now, I'm still quite rattled, and just feel blessed to be alive. I've reported the accident with my insurance agency. Right now, I just have some mental healing I need to deal with.

    It's pretty messed up, too as I remember the action after I lost control so vividly. I had my eyes open the whole time, reacting to what was going on, not clinching my eyes shut and just hoping nothing bad was going to harm me. Right now, even as I try to relax, I can still see the car flipping, the grass flying at my face, the junk flying around in my car, then stillness. Hopefully I'll be able to take pics of the car soon, but needless to say it looks like a Marine sniper with all the dirt and grass sticking out of it all over the place.
     
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  2. Cobalt Agent

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    Well thank God. Hope you feel better soon after all that. <=/
     
  3. misfit1015

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    At least you're ok, the car can be replaced.
     
  4. planetjacker

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    Glad you are ok. Sounds like a bad one that could have been much worse. I know the feeling of still seeing the events in your head. I had an wreck where I was changing lanes and my car spun 360 then launched across the interstate (also raining). I had no damage to the car but man what a ride and I'll never forget it. Driving in the rain is to this day something I don't like.

    Take care in the rain people. The water controls the road not you.
     
  5. BrokenSVT

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    I had a similar incident two years ago. Life wasn't going "my way," and the accident was a real eye-opener. Years prior I had lost my faith and detached myself emotionally from most of the people around me. The accident made me realize that I'm not in control and that life is delicate.

    That being said, I'm tremendously glad that you made it out of their relatively unscathed. Make the most of life!
     
  6. Matrix Soul

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    Congrats on making out of it alive, now death will go bother someone else
     
  7. dlatkow

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    Any crash you can walk away from.... Glad to hear your ok.
     
  8. TrickyDisco

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    Whoa dude! Glad you got out of it without a scratch and didn't hurt anyone else either. Car? You can always get another one.
     
  9. rattrap007

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    Glad to hear you are ok.
     
  10. Gears

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    That sounds so crazy. Cool that you were calm and knew what to do during the impact.
     
  11. Insane Galvatron

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    As I said earlier on the phone, the main thing is you're ok. That being said, this could be a blessing in disguise. You no longer will have that big car payment that was bogging you down financially. I'll be praying for you as I know you are quite shaken up.
     
  12. Aaron

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    It's good to hear that you're safe, but I'm going to be the downer type and say that you should have been driving more carefully.

    The speed limit is the maximum recommended speed for a road, in optimal conditions. If you've gotten the same rain that's we've gotten here lately then the roads are slick as snot. Because of that, you should drive slower and more carefully. Just because you can drive fast doesn't mean you have to.
     
  13. Prowl_Delta_31

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    Dam man I'm glad to hear that you are ok. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say its all that dam PS3's fault, the 360 put a curse on you.
     
  14. Enigma2K2

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    Glad you're Ok... but I thought it was common practice to drive 10 MPH below the speed limit in rain...

    P.S.: Darwin called... he said "next time... I'll get you next time..."
     
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    WW< glad you are cool man. I have never been in anything that serious, but I will definitely add you to my prayers tonight. Take care buddy and hope you feel better soon!
     
  16. ranoobu

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    Glad you're ok, man
     
  17. Brandon

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    Good to know you are ok man.
     
  18. cannabisprime

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    Like everyone, at least you're okay; that sounds like one helluva wreck.
     
  19. Deefuzz

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    Shit man, I'm real glad you are ok. Accidents are friggin scary as hell but I have never been in one when the car flipped.

    Stay careful out there! Once again I'm glad you are ok bud!
     
  20. Belgrath

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    Thank God you're alright. Hope you make a quick recovery!
     

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