"A car is not the only thing that can be recalled by its maker." (Unknown) I used to be the kind of person who thought nothing could ever hurt me, until a normal morning turned into a disaster, which made me realize that life can be taken abruptly. My significant event is my car accident.
After waving goodbye to my parents, I was off to school on a beautiful spring morning. It was a fifteen minute drive on gravel roads to get to my high school. My high school was a brick red building that stood high against the sky, and even though I didn't like going to school, I liked the building itself. I remember listening that day to Alanis Morisette, looking at the birth of wild daisies freshly blossoming on the side of the road. Then, all of a sudden, I heard a loud popping noise, which was the driver's side tire blowing out. That's when everything spun out of control. I remember hearing the Chevy pickup pitting up gravel as it starts to lose control. It headed straight for the ditch and rolled five times and smashed into a light pole. Soon after the pickup started to roll, I was knocked unconscious.
When I woke up, I was lying on the floor of the pickup and have sharp pains shooting up my back. A neighbor who was checking his field saw the entire event and rushed to help me. He took me to the emergency room, and I was released with minor cuts, bruises, and a brace for my back. Later that week one of my shoes and my school bag were found lying in a field fifty feet from where the pickup had rolled.
After that day, I came to realize that life is too precious to be taken for granted. I try to take each day and make it worthwhile. When my history teacher gives me reading homework, I rejoice in the fact I am here to read it at all, and that I can learn, instead of being a vegetable in the hospital like so many are after terrible car accidents. I live every
An accident is better defined as an unexpected occurrence, which is less predictable with no apparent or deliberate intent but its effects which are mostly negative being felt deeper. The negative aftermath of an accident is one which can be prevented if only one would by any chance have prior knowledge of the circumstances leading to the accident, because this is hardly achievable, accidents are defined as unpredictable external actions which have marked negative effects.
A Fatal Accident
Walking down the lane back home from school, I witnessed the most grotesque site in my whole life. It was Friday afternoon and the weekend was just around the corner, it had been a long day and I was slowly trudging back home when all of a sudden in a lightning flash, I heard sharp screeches from car wheels.
Shocked, I raised my head to have a look at what was happening, this is when I saw what I now wish I had never seen at all. A young girl slightly older than me and who was probably a house help was crossing the road when the highly speeding saloon car gave emergency brakes. The girl also shocked her life out, was unable to move either way and she stood astound in the middle of the road. The saloon car driver swerved right but most unluckily the girl did the same and when the driver swerved left, confused she again did the same.
I watched the gruesome sight helplessly unable to make something change for the positive, the car under that height of confusion knocked down the girl skinning her life out of her beautiful body. Blood ran down from the poor girl’s body and in fifteen minutes, the ambulance service got to the scene, the paramedics tried saving the girl’s life but to no avail, too sad she was already dead and gone.
This is a clear description of an unexpected occurrence which if anyone person would have had prior knowledge of the possibility of happening, proper measures would have been put in place to prevent such eventuality. Because none had knowledge of such occurrence, there was therefore no way of effectively preventing it, this I why it is referred to as an accident.
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