Car accidents happen to everyone. They’re never on purpose- that’s why they’re called accidents. They tend to happen to the younger and middle-aged adults ranging from ages 15-44. There are almost 37,000 car crash’s leading to fatal injuries in the U.S. alone. Road crashes cost almost 230.6 billion dollars a year in the U.S. globally, though it costs the world 518 billion across the world.
A car accident is a scary thing for any person. The thought of being injured or if you hurt someone else is scary. As soon as it happens, you should call 911 for help. In my car accident, I rolled over and was in a ditch in about 2-3 feet of water. If I would have lost consciousness, I would have died. There were many variables that would have made it so I wouldn’t be leaving alive.
I asked Adam Schroder, pictured above, how he felt during his car accident years ago, and this is what he said.
He said he it happened when he was in the fifth grade and that he was scared and he was knocked unconscious. He said he had to go to the hospital and that he didn’t know what to do. They got help from their neighbors that were passing by, and they totaled the car. His sister was the one driving, and they crashed next to the cemetery and one of the tombstones broke through the windshield and landed on her. Thankfully, she was ok. He doesn’t remember it that well but this was his best memory of the accident.
Though accidents happen, everyone can do their best to avoid accidents and stay safe while driving.
By: Arizona Velazquez
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