have you ever been in a car accident?

crash - a pic of a accident
United States
October 29, 2006 8:40pm CST
have you ever been in a car accident? if so how bad was it?
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24 responses
• United States
30 Oct 06
yes, several actaully.. my two worst ones happened almost a year to the day apart from one another, resulting in a broken neck!! The first time I had T7 and C1 broken, one was replaced with some hip bone, the other has a rod in it.. and the second time i just refractured it! it was freaking awful, i was in a halo and everything, but i'm happy to be here, what an experience! my GMC sonoma looked liek a little station wagon...
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• United States
30 Oct 06
uugghhh i meant C7 and T1
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• United States
31 Oct 06
yeah, my necks and ribs are the only things i've broken..and the ribs hurt waaaaaaaaaaaay more than breaking the neck
• United States
31 Oct 06
wow i would think the neck would hurt more, i think i fractured my collerbone playing lacrosse but i never went to the docter, i was just in alot of pain for the rest of the season
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Bad enough that the car was totaled. We were hit from behind by a man who was being chased by the police...I can say he got caught very unhappily...
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• United States
31 Oct 06
well atleast you stoped him, but im sorry about your car, thanks for the response!
• United States
30 Oct 06
I have been in two car accidents actually and both of them sucked. The first one was in october of last year. It had been raining earlier in the afternoon so the roads were still slick but I did not realize how slick they were so approaching a red light I hit my breaks to slow down but the breaks locked up and my car slid right into the back of a guy's F150. Not a thing happened to his car but the whole right front side of my car was crashed in and there was about $5000 worth of damages to my car. Then in March of this year I was in another accident. I was at an intersection where I had a stop sign and the other road did not so I stopped and as I went to proceed across the road a van was coming up that I didnt see and it slammed right into the passenger side of my car right into the wheel. Not good at all. That time was about $8300 worth of damages. Neither time did they total my car. gotta love geico!
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• United States
30 Oct 06
well good thing your ok, and yes thank god for car insurance! thanks for the response!
• United States
30 Oct 06
I was rear ended one time but it was very minor, thankfully!!
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• United States
30 Oct 06
thank you for the response!
• Netherlands
30 Oct 06
yes I have. Still affraid to drive.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
thank you for the comment, i hope you one day overcome that fear.
@barchil (150)
• Morocco
30 Oct 06
yes but its not so bad to talk about it ;)
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• United States
30 Oct 06
thank you for the response!
• United States
30 Oct 06
Yes when I was three yrs old,and is was a horrible accident.My mother got the worst of it.She went through the win shield and her face had to be sewn up and had a leg broken,my brother who was 5 got a whiplesh and the driver my dad was drunk and he got broken ribs and two broken legs.And me I just fell down under the seat, it was in 1968 and the laws wasn't that strict with drunken drivers, but my father should have face the courts for it because he was drunk,and he could have killed us all or just us and he would have survived and killed us.He and mom are both deceased now though.
• United States
30 Oct 06
wow that is insane, im glad no one was killed, best of luck to you, thanks for the response
• United States
30 Oct 06
Yes I have. Here is a pic of my former little car after losing my brakes in an Ice storm in NJ on the Garden State park way 2 years ago about.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
thats almost what my brothers car looked like after his accident on the hutchison river prky yesterday, thanks for the response
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I was just rear-ended 3 weeks ago. Nothing serious, just some bumper damage to my car. Thank goodness!!!
• United States
30 Oct 06
acutally my brother and i were in a accident yesterday and thats y i started this, he rearend a car infrot of him on the highway, we were only goin about 15mph cus of traffic, my bro was trying to switch lanes, and he look over his shoulder not realizing the guy infront of him stop shot, and then bam, my brothers car got the worst of it, he needs a new hood, and headlight, and some internal stuff the other guys had minor back bumper damage.
• United States
30 Oct 06
I have been is several. The first one I had when I was 16 involved 4 cars. I was number 3 in the mess. It was not a bad one though. The last accident I was in had 4 or 5 cars. It was pretty bad though. I almost lost my mother and my aunt got banged up pretty good.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
wow im sorry to hear that but im glad everyones ok, thanks for the response.
@kdcucuzza (128)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I've been in 3 car accidents. The first one wasn't bad...I decided to get in the turning lane to avoid the stopped traffic I was in. When I went around the car in front of me, I was too close and hit their bumper. Stupid!! The second time an older man turned left right in front of me and totalled my car. That was scary and I had to pee really bad. I was lucky I didn't go right then. :) The third time was my scariest. My now husband and I were merging onto the highway. The car merging in front of us decided to stop all of a sudden. We tried to avoid hitting them and slid into the highway traffic. The roads were wet. We were side swiped by a tractor trailer. Fortunately it was an area where the highway was only 2 lanes and there were woodes separating each direction. The tractor trailer went off the road and into the trees. The people we swerved to avoid hitting didn't ask if we were okay or even acknowledge they had done anything wrong. I had nightmares about that one for a long time! Luckily everyone was okay. The car wasn't so great though.
• United States
30 Oct 06
wow thats crazy, im very glad you guys were ok, thank you for the response!
@fritz27 (1137)
• United States
30 Oct 06
i've been in a few, but the one that stopped me from driving again was in 1983. i hit a pole, went up over the steering wheel, smashed into the windshield, & then came back through. i just about lost my left eye. i had no forehead, there was glass up my nose and a piece is still there, my left eye lid was sliced in 3 pieces and the under part of my left eye was in shreds too. my scalp was imbedded with glass too. it took weeks for the glass to finally stop falling from my head. and that is the reason i don't drive, i'm terrified.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
im very sorry to hear that, i hope that your fear of driveing goes away one day, but i understad why you have it, thanks for the response
@srhelmer (7031)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
30 Oct 06
I've been in a couple minor accidents with other cars plus hit a deer at 60 m.p.h. The car was heavily damaged, the deer walked away unharmed.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
deer can do alot of damage, but its good you were ok, thanks for the response!
• Canada
30 Oct 06
Yes I was in one car accident. My Dad let me drive his manual car when I had only driven automatics before. I ended up somehow losing control of the car, driving it down into the ditch and then up a big hill where it stopped about a foot away from a large tree...luckily no one was injured, the undercarriage on the car was destroyed though so the car had to be scrapped. This was on the way back from visiting an aunt who lived about 6 hours away from us too...wasn't a very pleasant experience.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
well im glad you were ok, thanks for the response!
@NOCEagle (584)
• United States
30 Oct 06
No i have never been in a car accident...my car is still looking new without a single scratch on it...this isnt my car...but it looks alot like it.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
thanks very good that u havent been in one, and i hope u never are, thanks for the comment!
@costello (766)
• Belgium
30 Oct 06
I've had a caraccident last january. It was very serious, I broke several things and it will never be the same again. I'm still recovering and I cannot do my work anymore. I have to change my life, and that's why now I have the time to discuss things on mylot.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
im very sorry to hear that, the lady that lived across the street from me had to have her hip and some ribs replace after a car accident, but after a few years she is finally starting to walk better. thanks for the response
• United States
30 Oct 06
a few times once we were driving down this road and a guy backed out of his driveway right into us. They when i was 6 months pregnant we were driving down this road with my sister-in-law behind us and there was a kid in the road so my husband went in the ditch to keep from hitting the kid and my sister-in-law hit us in the back. The bad thing wa there was a car in the ditch on the other side of the road that had went there trying to miss the kid. Still haven't figured out why no one got the kid out of the road. The 12 day after my last baby was born we where stopped at the stop light and a lady hit us in the back. With all the accidents no one was hurt badly. With the one where I was pregnant they did take me to the hospital and hooked me up to moniters just to make sure everything was ok.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
im glad you and your baby werent injured, thanks for the response.
@Gemmie (6)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I was in a wreck that totalled my first car :( I had a 83 Chevette, had to make a left turn, put my turn signal on and stopped to wait for some cars to go through the intersection. This cowboy in a ford truck was playing with his radio and plowed right into the back of my car. I wound up laying in the back seat and got whiplash out of it, and a small claim from court. Had to sell the car for scrap in the end.. I still miss that car too. :(
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• United States
30 Oct 06
im sorry to hear that but im glad your ok, thanks for the response!
@burgoonster (3761)
• Canada
30 Oct 06
No
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• United States
30 Oct 06
well thats good, and i hope you never are involved in one, thanks for the response.
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
30 Oct 06
Couple of years ago, I was travelling outskirts of the city and there was oil slick on the road and not knowing I took the vehicle to left side of the road to allow a vehicle to overtake mine. The car did not listen to me and straightaway went into a ditch of 30 ft. The car was fully damaged, I slept on the seat and came out with minor injuries but car was badly damaged. Of course under the self accident claim, I calimed the insurance amount.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
well im glad ypu came out of it ok, thanks for the response!