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!
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