Have you ever been in a road accident ? Was it bad ?

@SimplyJo (1694)
India
January 3, 2007 11:51am CST
My worse road accident was when a bus bashed into my car. I got a hole on the left side ! I borrowed money from friends and got it repaired right away. went home and told mom there was a scratch..else she would've killed me. Fortunetly noone was injured. Phew. Oh there was one more.. where my office cab (i was in the front passengers seat) banged straight into a COW - Yes believe it or not - in broad daylight, the cow was right in front and the stupid driver bashed into the poor thing. not only was the car TOTALLY messed up, so was the poor cow.. luckily me and the driver just got scratches.. but till date, i feel for the cow.
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@puma_nz (1001)
• New Zealand
3 Jan 07
oooo those are some nasty accidents :( Im glad you are all here.. Mine was when I was 18.. I was the Passenger (Front) the driver was my best friend's Boyfriend at the time and she was at the back. The driver had been drinking but as far as I could tell he looked pretty normal. He asked if we (My Best friend and I) wanted to go down the store to get some Milk.. So we both agreed and jumped in the Car. 3mins we were on the Main Road and was about to turn right onto another road. There was a Vehicle in front of us and well.. he didnt look before he turned and an Oncoming Van ploughed straight into us.. The Car flipped 3-4times My best friend flew out of the Car.. The Driver got out after it stopped. Me on the other hand was half dangling out of the Windscreen and my Seatbelt had twisted around my neck. It took almost 40mins to get me out of the wreckage. I spent 8 months of my Life Bedridden.. I couldnt eat for 2 months, I had to learn how to walk again :( and I was told I could not have Children. I had a Ruptured spleen and a Fractured Hip and was in ICU for 3 weeks.. I sent the MONGREL to jail..
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@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
4 Jan 07
OH Jeez !! that was BAD! I'm so glad u r ok now, dear. MY ! what an accident. hows your best friend ?
@BittyBiddy (2903)
• Ireland
3 Jan 07
Thankfuly I've never been in a car crash. My car was hit once by a guy who failed to stop at a stop sign. He caught the tail end of my jeep and spun me around in the road. But he did more damage to his car than to my jeep and we were both ok.
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• United States
4 Jan 07
If a car hit your car,doesn't that mean you have been in a car crash.
@neilf49 (810)
3 Jan 07
My worst, and only, car crash was when I was going to work in the morning. Another car pulled out in front of me, I had priority, and I hit it. I was travelling at about 70kph at the time, it caused $6,000 damage to my car. I was off work for 9 weeks with chest and neck injuries, Im just glad I was wearing a seat belt at the time otherwise I wouldn't be here now telling you this.
3 Jan 07
ive been in 2 car crashes and 1 motorbike the first car crash was in a friends car he was driveing too fast 95mph and the back tyre burst went up a small grass verge at the roadside and hit a tree the car fliped over 2 or 3 times before landing on the roof and slideing down the road the second was my fault for going a bit 2 fast around 70mph swerved to miss a dog in the road and the car span out on some ice the driverside hit a lightpole and got stuck in the side of the car (almost bent the car in half) the bike crash the front tyre burst while going round a corner as i hit the floor the handlebars stuck into my chest luckely it dident hit anything vital just missed my lung by an inch
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
4 Jan 07
yah once i was on ma bike going through a road and a parked taxi just turned without caring that he was on a main road and traffic is on... i just banged into its door and it made me wounded though not alot but got scratches but got so angry for his carelessness and luckily there was no traffic behind me... otherwise you wouldn't get my response today :p... it made me so mad over that stupid driver and i when i got up i found him standing besides me saying let me take u to the hospital... i was just like... shutup... thanks for your offer but wtf you careless dumbo.... *sigh* .. some people na... hopeless ones
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@angnima (772)
• Nepal
4 Jan 07
I had one in the beginning of my career. As a road engineer I had to visit my site. During those days I was bike learner and mostly I got help from my subordinates. On the way towards job site I had one bike accident in Highway because of a technical problem. The bike owner was driving it and he knew that it was the fault of his mechanic . Fortunately,there were no vehicles from opposite side. The bike draged both of us to some distance and you can guess the injury. It was painful while taking injection and medicine.
• India
4 Jan 07
not yet
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• Singapore
4 Jan 07
I can feel for you. I had only 1 road accident and after that, I decided not to drive anymore. Although the accident did not result in injuries or casualties, I have developed a phobia of driving.
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@classy56 (2882)
• United States
4 Jan 07
yes i have, we went over a cliff,my mom was hurt real bad an my brothers was hurt .i was the only one not hurt.my mom was in the hospital for 4 weeks my brothers had cuts on their forehead an they had to have stiches. a tree was they only thing saved us
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• Philippines
4 Jan 07
yeah...i was the one involved. i was riding my motorcyle when i didnt realize that the wheel hit a stone. the motorcyle stumbled and unfortunately i was under it. i had bruises on both of my soldiers and i fainted because of the shock...i wasnt riding that fast though..just felt lucky that i wore a helmet at that time
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
3 Jan 07
rear end collision - car accidents are not fun and to be hurt is something that takes time to get over.
Yes one time I was rear ended, the dude never put on the brakes. Ended up with whiplash. He had stolen a person's drivers license and had 30 days tags he got with it and then drove that car. I can still see it in my mind's eye him coming up on me in the rear view mirror. He hit me and then backed up and ran. I got the license number and someone on their porch got it too. Sorry to say they never got the guy.
@ikinta (1238)
• Indonesia
3 Jan 07
I was in the toll road back from out of town,it was around 2AM and I was tired.My eyes just closed for a few second and when it opens I already on the side road.My car hit the trees,my left window broken.I thought I was gonna die.
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• India
3 Jan 07
I had my accident last year, i was in my bike with my friend, i was driving at 100 km/hr speed, suddenly a bicycle come and i put my disk brake hard, my bike slipped and me and my friend we both fall, my friend dameged his hand and knees and lots of blood flowing, and i was ok only my finger is hurting and my bike also good it also had little scratches, i feel very bad for my friend because of me he got injured, after that accident i never ride my bike in high speed and i normally ride it.
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@jbl1975 (374)
• United States
4 Jan 07
My worst vehicle accident was back in December 1997. I was driving a Ford Ranger when it was snowing out, and the back started fishtailing, then it went out from under me, and I swung around 135 degrees clockwise and slid into a Dodge Caravan, completely bashing in my driver door and screwing up my steering line. There was over $4700 in damage done to the truck, and luckily it didn't hit the pillar behind the door or it might've been considered a "total loss" as it would've likely required an entire new cab, which would've likely cost more then the entire truck was worth. It should be noted that this was also the last "at fault" accident I was ever in. I've been in two more accidents (April 1999 and June 2001) and both of them were the other person's fault.
@jbl1975 (374)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Oh, it should also be noted that the Caravan was barely damaged.
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
yeah, definitely, we almost fell on the cliff. me and my family were on our way to a church camp when suddenly we lost our breaks, instead of bumping the car in front of us, my grandad decided to turn the wheel. we almost fell in the cliff, if not for a large rock that stopped our car. It was really bad, we had to over haul the engine of our car.... too bad. but at least. i am safe.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb 07
I have been in several which was really unavoidable in my Job but only one was ever nearly Fatal and that was 11 years ago. I was driving the Works Van on a narrow road and came to a sharp corner and as I usually do I slow down but next thing I knew this car come shooting round the corner and ended up on top of my Bonnet, at that time I saw my Life flashing in front of me. To this Day I do not know how I was never killed in it that I just got a severe Back and Neck Injury.
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
21 Jan 07
The worst thing that has happened to me when I was driving was I got rear ended. It was no big deal because it was at a really slow speed and my car didn't need any work. But one time when I was a baby my carseat was in the front of the car because apparently that was safe at the time. A driver in a truck ran into my side of our car. I didn't need surgery or anything, and luckily for the most part I was fine.
4 Jan 07
yeah i was in a pretty bad crash, was lucky though, not a scratch lol. except for my poor phone that got crushed between my leg and the door panel lol. driving on the motorway, some idiot just jumps into my lane so i had to break hard, car flipped over, sliding through on the roof lol
@roger_06 (33)
• Singapore
4 Jan 07
As for me, one of my road accident was when a lorry crashed into my bus. I was sitting in the bus and suddenly I can feel a great impact coming from my left, I flew up and all I know next was my bus had over turn, landing in the drain. All the passengers had to climb up and wait for rescue. I was lucky that I was not hurt. But, from then on, I will hold tightly whenever I board a bus. Is a bad experience.
• India
4 Jan 07
Yes i too met with the road accident twice. And both on my way to tutorials lecture. One was in morning hours and one was in evening hours. Both the time my vehicle it scooter get damaged to a great deal. and i have to really pay for it. there was one more accident in which my bike get crushed from the back side when a truck hit it from back. fortunately it was at the parking stand.
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I was sitting in traffic on the five freeway in LA. We all came to a sudden stop. The guy behind me in his pick-up truck did not. He hit me so hard, his front license plate number was embedded in my reaer bumper. I was surprised my air bag did not deploy. I hurt my wrist. Other than that, I was fine.