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Car Accident essay

When one usually steps into a car one takes safety for granted.

Most people don't even think twice about jumping into a car to go from

one place to another. Being in a car, whether driving or riding is a daily

routine for most everyone. So why am I so scared every time I am in

January 15 was a day I will never forget, a day that changed my

life. It was a cold, breezy Monday, but a great day, because I was off

school for Martin Luther King's birthday. I was having a great time at

a friend's house with other friends, but I had to leave since I had to

work that afternoon. So my friend Marcus offered to take me home in

his scooped up Mustang GT. Why not, I thought, it looked like a fun,

We were heading for the main highway when I noticed how most

of the snow had melted from the day before. What a relief that was to

me, since I was a fairly new driver and snow made me nervous. Well

Marcus enjoyed his fast car and always let it live up to its abilities. All

I can remember was watching him shift gears to speed up as we were

getting on to the highway. Then, the steering wheel just started

spinning and he lost control. What looked like a puddle was a patch of

ice. It all happened so fast! He drove off the entrance into a big ditch

as the car flipped over twice. The last thing I remember was the

feeling of my head hitting the dashboard. I was unconscious when I

flew with the windshield out of the car about 20 ft. into an

embankment. Luckily, because of the melting snow, I landed on the

soft, soggy, grassy area, with the cracked windshield laying near me.

Amazingly enough, the windshield was still in one piece, but was I? I

woke up feeling pain all over as the doctors and nurses tried to move

me around. I will never forget the feeling of my neck in a big plastic

brace and being tied down to a stiff, hard board. They didnâ

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