Driving home after having Christmas dinner at a friend’s house, I was almost killed by a drunk driver. The lightning was going off in the distance, flashing light across the mountains, but there was no rain with it. The roads were dry.
There are no lights along the road I was driving, so all you see are blinding headlights as cars pass. After a half-hour on the road, I was a couple miles from my house when an oncoming car faded into my lane, head on, at 60 miles an hour.
It was hard to tell if the other driver was in my lane until the very last second, because we were on a gradual bend in the road. About 10 feet before sudden death in a high-speed collision, I swerved off the road and up onto the bushes and tall grass on the roadside. I was sliding everywhere. Since I was going so fast, I couldn’t stop, but managed to swerve back onto the road in a hectic fishtail, eventually catching the road a few moments later.
For a second, I thought I was a goner. The last image I had in my head was of two blinding headlights in the blackness. I started to trip out and pulled over to slap myself in the face to see if I was awake.
Really scary how close it was. It makes me so angry when people’s carelessness affects others’ safety. That’s one of the only things that makes me snap. So pissed off that people get so drunk and drive, and act like it’s all good.
Would suck to die in a car crash on Christmas.
I was involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver when I was 16. Luckily, I was driving a solid truck.
Almost everyone probably has a drunk-driving story. I think that’s real lame.
I’m glad the punishment for getting caught is so serious, because it is a serious offense.
My friends brother was a strong lifeguard and surfer who was involved in a drunk-driving car accident, and he has been in a coma for three months. Another one of my awesome friends is paralyzed from a drunk-driving accident. He was a really talented surfer.
Don’t drink and drive.