Crashing Through Life
Start writing a post

Crashing Through Life

Every moment counts, every bit of focus is necessary.

Crashing Through Life

Recently I watched a video of all these car wrecks that people experience because of drivers texting, running red lights, speeding around a curve even... I thought maybe sharing my experience will put things into perspective because honestly it scared me.

Right after I got my drivers license which I always told my parents I wasn't ready for, I had it for a few months before I rear ended someone, which caused me now to be scared every time I see red lights in front of me. Have you ever noticed the people that see someone stopping in front of them and you can see their body tense, or they immediately slam to a stop, that was me for a number of months after my first wreck... it traumatizes people. That wreck however was not the end, or even close to the amount of fear and caution that I now have whenever driving.

Early 2014 I wrecked my car, I was tired and hadn't gotten enough sleep and it felt like I was drifting. My eyes suddenly closed and I couldn't pry them open I hit the speed strip and the sound made me jump, I looked over in fright and there was a barrier right next to me so I ripped the steering wheel. Little did I know that it would hit the speed strip and just the perfect angle and cause me to lose control. The car started swaying back and forth on the road, I tried to gain control and finally gave up there was no stopping the following event. I did at least three 360 degree spins before the rear of my car hit the metal barrier in the median on the highway, I spun again and went under the metal railing out into the opposite side of the highway and back 60 feet before I stopped. The siding of my car was ripped off, the windshield and wipers were destroyed, and I still don't know how I actually survived it other than a miracle. I share these experiences, because its a miracle that I am alive, and in a split second something can go wrong. Texting is not more important than your life, or the conversation with your best friend. I always fear what can happen even though I am in control, the second you pick up a phone or look away, you are OUT OF CONTROL. Do not let distractions cost you your life, I am glad that my lack of sleep didn't cost me mine.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

There's More To A Relationship Than Netflix

Summertime is only 93 days of the year, Find something to do!

Tallie Ammar

Summertime is ideal for more than just hanging out and binging your favorite TV series with your friends. Although summer does bring rain and thunderstorms which is perfect for those binging days, take advantage of those nice and sunny days. There is so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the season before the snow starts to come back. Here are 25 interesting dates that are doable almost anywhere for any age.

Keep Reading... Show less
Leilani Encarnacion

Philadelphia has its beauty, but some of you may have not been to some of the most beautiful hidden spots in the city. This summer is a chance for new adventures and exploring, so here are a few places that I highly recommend you should visit at least once.

Keep Reading... Show less

To my boyfriend's parents,

Keep Reading... Show less

How Not To Go Insane During Summer

Holy cow. If you're like me, you are bored out of your mind taking summer classes all the way until August. Then just to come right back and take more classes for the Fall?

It is like I am going insane.


I mean, I am taking rigorous classes which allow me to devote a lot of my time towards them, but is only two classes. By the time I get done, I have a whole half of the day full of nothing. I end up just sitting on my phone for most of the day instead of doing something practical.

So here I have compiled a list of how to keep yourself from not going crazy!

Keep Reading... Show less

Week One of Being A Freshie Again

August rolls around, and school starts again...

Week One of Being A Freshie Again
Dear Freshman Me,

Most of us officially embarked on the journey of college. Yay! more school, how great is that? (Sarcasm people) This past week has been my first week at this amazing university. I've been finding all of the neat little short cuts that save me 10 minutes to get to a class, or just allow me to de-stress a little when I feel over whelmed.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments