Yesterday I was in an accident. In fact, it was a pretty bad accident. The thing is, there was nothing I could have done to anticipate, let alone stop it.
You see, I was stopped behind a bus, and someone plowed into me from the rear, shoving my car into to the back of the bus. Fortunately, the only non-superficial injuries I sustained were a blow to my chest from the airbag. Yeah, it hurts like h*ll, but I’m not complaining, I’m d*mned lucky to be alive. And that is the point of this post.
My reason for posting this is: look at the pictures of my car. My car SAVED MY LIFE. My seatbelt SAVED MY LIFE. As I waited for the ambulance and for the paramedics, to extricate me from my car, and pretty much every 5 or 10 minutes after, even at this moment as I write this, it hits me all over again how very much worse this could have been if..if…. if I hadn’t been wearing a seatbelt… if my airbags hadn’t deployed. If I was in a less robust car.
My car was stopped. Stationary. And look what happened. Even if you trust your own driving, you never know when someone is going to plow into you from behind, pushing you into a bus.
It doesn’t matter if you are just going to the corner store. It doesn’t matter if you are just going down the block. It doesn’t matter if you car isn’t even moving!
PLEASE, EVERYBODY, WEAR YOUR SEATBELTS…ALWAYS!
|Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles for free!
|Or Read Internet Patrol Articles Right in Your Inbox!
as Soon as They are Published! Only $1 a Month!
Imagine being able to read full articles right in your email, or on your phone, without ever having to click through to the website unless you want to! Just $1 a month and you can cancel at any time!
|We know you're sick of ads on websites. But we still need to pay to keep the lights on for you. So instead of huge ads and video ads, we use smaller, plainer ads. Still, if you'd like to support the Internet Patrol but not the ads, please consider supporting us here:|
No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free? Thank you!
|Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles!