I Almost Got in a Car Accident
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
November 23, 2022 10:28am CST
This morning, I went to make our house payment. Today was payday, so this has become my monthly responsibility. After stopping at the bank, I turned left onto the major highway. Traffic was pretty busy as it always becomes, just before a holiday. There was a vehicle stopped in the left turning lane, with its left blinker on. I was almost past them, when whoever was driving changed their mind and quickly veered right into my lane. I was already 1/2way past them and quickly slammed on my brakes. They just speeded up, as if nothing had happened! I was too shocked to get angry, didn't even blow my horn. What good would my horn do? They knew exactly what they had done! Whew. Anyway, it was too close for comfort:( I high tailed it for home and my jeep is safely parked out front At least there wasn't an accident, a blessing that I am thankful for
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• East Tawas, Michigan
@Marilynda1225 This brought back memories, of time spent in driver's training class. They had a machine to sit on, with break pedals. When the light blinked, I was to slam on the brake! In less than a second, an accident can be prevented.
I"m so thankful that the wreck didn't happen. I've been in one wreck and that's been more than plenty!! It's especially scary considering I was supposed to have 2 of my little boys with me but they decided to go with their daddy instead. At that time I was having a hard time keeping them in their belts and that's where the accident hit, right at their side of the car. The window busted out. I've thought many times about that and how thankful I am that the boys weren't with me.
• United States
One thing about driving, it is always fraught with idiots and close calls. It is why I practice defensive driving. It seems you were doing that as well. Good thing you came out of it without a dent. I'd have at least given them the bird for whatever that is worth. lol