I woke up that morning, thrilled that I would be going on a ride with all my cousins. I was unaware that this ride would not have a cheerful ending. I was visiting in California for a week with my grandparents and four of my cousins. Excited that we would be going on an awesome ride, I ran out to the kitchen with my cousin, Leah to get some delicious, sugary cereal for breakfast to satiate our growling stomachs.
Once we finished eating our breakfast we hurried to get changed so we could leave as soon as possible. After we had our clothes on, we rushed over to Weston and Colton’s house, our other cousins. Their house just happens to be across the street. We watched them while they poured gasoline into the fuel tanks of each quad. They told us to go into their house and find helmets that fit us; so we did. We quickly came back out with two helmets that fit perfectly. Weston and Colton told us that we had about fifteen minutes till we would leave. Leah and I decided to go back to our grandparent’s house and go to the bathroom one last time, since we would be far from one. While we were over there, we grabbed our cameras and a protein bar to eat if we happened to get hungry. Then we glanced out the window and saw Weston and Colton back outside ready to leave. We quickly darted back over to their house.
Then, Leah and I realized that we would have to ride together because there were not enough quads for everyone...
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... still had a mini trailer attached to it. After about fifteen minutes, he found us. Screaming in pain we got into the back of the trailer and we were forced to endure the long bumpy ride to our parents who were waiting to take us to the ER. Once we finally hit the road we were again forced to move. We painfully got into the car and went to the ER.
Once we got to the ER, we found out that Leah had broken her shoulder and sprained her wrist. Luckily I was fine, except for the massive pain. They told me that my helmet had saved me from possible (plausible) serious head injuries. For the next two weeks, I had to lie down and take medicine. Once Leah and I were released from the hospital, we laid in bed together for a few days till it was time for me to go back home to Medford; thankful that we were still alive and knowing that it could have ended in a much worse way.
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