Collisions & Injuries
Is it really an accident? Can you predict what might happen if a driver deliberately
speeds through a red light at a busy intersection? Probably.
Most motor vehicle collisions and injuries are predictable - and preventable.
So calling a crash an accident really doesnt make sense, does it?
Life on the real
Dear New Drivers,
I'm writing to tell you about my near-fatal car crash. Maybe if you know what it
was like, it might help you make better choices than I did.
I was driving a lot, going to school, working two jobs, and not getting enough sleep.
I was doing too much and not paying attention to how tired I was. That's why I think
I fell asleep and crashed into a telephone pole.
I broke my neck, and broke my back in three places, my pelvis in five places and
all 12 of my ribs. My lung collapsed and my diaphragm tore open, so my stomach went
into my chest cavity. My brain was damaged so severely, it was doubtful I would
recover at all. I couldn't walk, talk, breathe on my own, or even smile.
Although I've pretty much recovered, I'll never be the same. My memory and vision
are bad, and my back and hips hurt constantly. I'm considered legally disabled.
We are given a lifetime to accomplish everything we need to do, but only one life
to do it with. Relax, get enough sleep and enjoy it!