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Personal Narrative: Car Accident

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Personal Narrative- Car Accident

Disappointment, disbelief and fear filled my mind as I lye on my side, sandwiched between the cold, soft dirt and the hot, slick metal of the car. The weight of the car pressed down on the lower half of my body with monster force. It did not hurt, my body was numb. All I could feel was the car hood's mass stamping my body father and farther into the ground. My lungs felt pinched shut and air would neither enter nor escape them. My mind was buzzing. What had just happened? In the distance, on that cursed road, I saw cars driving by completely unaware of what happened, how I felt. I tried to yell but my voice was unheard. All I could do was wait. Wait for someone to help me or wait to die.

The third maddening buzz of my alarm woke me as I groggily slid out of bed to the shower. It was the start of another routine morning, or so I thought. I took a shower, quarreled with my sister over which clothes she should wear for that day and finished getting myself ready. All of this took a little longer than usual, not a surprise, so we were running late. We hopped into the interior of my sleek, white Thunderbird and made our way to school.

With music blasting, voices singing and talking, it was another typical ride to school with my sister. Because of our belated departure, I went fast, too fast. We started down the first road to our destination. This road is about three miles long and filled with little hills. As we broke the top of one of the small, blind hills in the middle of the right lane was a dead deer. Without any thought, purely by instinct I pulled the wheel of the car to the left and back over to the right. No big deal but I was going fast. The car swerved back to the left, to the right, to the left. Each time I could feel the car scratching the earth with its side. My body jolted with the sporadic movements of the car. The car swerved to the right for the last time. With my eyes sealed tight, I could feel my body float off the seat of the car.

I opened my eyes to see the black road in the distance above me.

In this essay, the author

  • Describes how disbelief and fear filled their mind as they lied on their side, sandwiched between the cold, soft dirt and the hot, slick metal of the car.
  • Describes how the third maddening buzz of their alarm woke them as they groggily slid out of bed to the shower. they took a shower, quarreled with their sister over which clothes she should wear and finished getting ready.
  • Recounts how they went to school with their sister and swerved to the left, right, and left by instinct. they could feel the car scratching the earth with its side.
  • Describes how they opened their eyes to see the black road in the distance above them and felt the cold ground on the side of their body. they lay there until their mind comprehended what had happened.
  • Describes how they felt paralyzed after a car jiggled, and felt the weight of the car lift slowly off them. they dreamily looked around and saw their sister, plastered in blood.
  • Describes how they were relieved that their sister was not severely injured. they went to denver memorial hospital, where they underwent surgery that night.
  • Opines that they have realized how precious life really is and that it can be taken away in a single minute. one little mishap can result in extreme injury or even death.
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