Worst Car Crashes Experienced or Seen; People Sharing their Experiences
Driving a car always feels like freedom as you get to drive to where you want without having to depend on public transport. What most people do not realize is that cars can still be deadly if not driven well. It is common to find people ending up in accidents in the event the driver was reckless, or at times, the accident was unavoidable.
Today, we share stories from other people who have experienced or seen the worst car accidents in their lives. Let us listen to their stories.
The DUI accident
“My friend and I were driving down a back road when suddenly an erratic driver in a Ford F450 rammed our car. From the moment this driver stepped out of the truck, you could see that he was drunk. I watched my best friend who was the driver getting ejected from the car after the accident, and he could barely talk. Unfortunately, he died before the ambulance could get to our location. He was just 18 and about to graduate from high school.
To make it worse, the truck driver just backed up and drove away without waiting for the cops to show up. He later on turned in himself and served a jail time of 15 months. Imagine 15 months only for someone that killed my best friend and left me with scars from the same accident. “
I still fear motorcycles
“When we were young, my brother and I used to beg my father to ride his motorcycle. Being a protective father, he never allowed us to get close to it. At the time, we did not know that he was looking out for us.
One day, my father being a police officer, was called in to respond to an accident in our neighborhood. He took us along for the ride at night to the scene of the accident. It was here that we saw our first motorcycle crash. A young man was riding at a speed of 150mph in the dark and came to a T-intersection. Since he was a high speed, he went through it and over the cliff. There is no way he could have survived such an accident.
It was after seeing the remains of his bike and body that we swore never to own a motorcycle. That was when we were 18. Right now, we are in our 40s, but none of us has ever thought of buying a motorcycle again.”
Gas semi bursts into flames
“Sometime back when I was on vacation in India, there was this time I experienced the worst gas truck explosion ever. We were on a sightseeing trip when we came across a rolled gas truck that was ferrying gas. For some reason, people were rushing towards it to save some people from the accident. Well, our driver sped off, considering that we could smell gas all over the road.
After going like a kilometer away, we heard a loud bang. Stopping to see what was the problem, it was the gas truck that had burst into flames. That was not the worst part, as many people who were rushing towards the scene of the accident had the aim of stealing fuel from the overturned tanker. Someone must have had a cigarette at the scene, and as we know, fire is not good around gas.
Considering that around 30 people lost their lives from the incident, it just breaks my heart. I wish there were enough awareness to deter people from going to such accidents to steal rather than help those injured.”
Almost got hit twice
“A few years ago, I was driving home after having some evening coffee with friends. There was this man that was riding his bike on a sidewalk when a bus doing around 40mph slightly clipped him on the back with its extended side mirrors. It made the guy lose balance and fall off his bike. Unfortunately, the bus ran over him.
I was behind the bus, so I almost ran over him also. I had to do an emergency stop that almost led to someone else rear-ending my car.
Getting out of the car, it was awful to see the crash. The guy had his glasses smashed into his eyes, and he was bleeding a lot. Luckily, the EMTs arrived quickly and took care of the glasses in his eyes and other injuries.
Well, I do not know if he survived, but for sure it was something horrific.”
From the stories above, it is easy to see that sometimes, it is impossible to prevent car crashes. What you need is to have a car crash injury lawyer’s number on speed dial. A lawyer will save you a lot of headaches when dealing with insurance companies. It is always better to leave the lawyers battle it out and get the right settlement from your case.