Story archives - tag: "accident"


If it weren't for our stupid cat yowling for his breakfast, our house probably would've burned down that morning.

tags: fire cat family accident [add]

2011-02-08 12:47:58 / Rating: 726.25 /


Waking in the street after the motorcycle accident, I knew it was bad when I saw one of the paramedics throwing up.

tags: motorcycle accident [add]

2010-08-02 16:16:24 / Rating: 476.75 /


I'll never forget the day when I realized I was born 8 months to the day of my parents wedding date.

tags: accident mistake birth baby [add]

2010-04-08 11:42:57 / Rating: 553.75 /


It wasn't until after I discovered the 3D glasses from "Avatar" still in my purse that I realized I had accidentally dropped my $40 sunglasses into the recycling bin instead.

tags: humor movies accident sunglasses [add]

2010-03-03 10:35:59 / Rating: 688.25 /

Alice Fitzhugh

If it weren't for the accident last night, I wouldn't have the possibility of a photography job for a musician.

tags: car accident fender-bender photography coincidence [add]

2010-02-25 08:06:06 / Rating: 375.5 /


I was laying in bed snuggling with my 6 month old son when my brother called crying hysterically that his wife had just died in a car accident, leaving him a widow with 5 little kids to raise on his own.

tags: death brother kids bed snuggling accident car crying [add]

2010-02-24 15:27:56 / Rating: 643.75 /

Naked Cookie Monster

I just wanted a cookie from the top shelf that morning in 1979, but ended up with a dislocated knee, a broken arm and a rusty nail through my penis.

tags: childhood naked accident humor cookie penis [add]

2010-02-09 12:23:55 / Rating: 764.25 /


I wonder what their lives are like now, whether they're happy, and if they ever let themselves remember the night in 1981 when they were drunk and ran that Volkswagen van off the road playing "chicken."

tags: father death accident the year everything changed [add]

2010-02-02 12:50:43 / Rating: 680.5 /


As my car started its sideways slide down the exit ramp, I couldn't help but think that my craving for Burger King was about to get me killed.

tags: snow winter dollar menu hungry craving car accident Burger King [add]

2010-01-04 10:41:14 / Rating: 571.5 /


Unlikely activities where I've hurt myself: sitting down at a desk, getting up from a desk, getting in a car, playing guitar, using a broom.

tags: bruise injure pain sore clumsy accident hurt unlikely surprise [add]

2009-07-21 09:56:53 / Rating: 475.5 /


It took me longer than it should have to realize that the blood staining the ground was not the man's, but my own and that he was holding me, not the other way around.

tags: accident delirious bloodloss out of body near death blood saved [add]

2009-05-08 12:49:44 / Rating: 635.5 /

But it still feels like my fault

The newspaper failed to mention I was completely sober returning from work and that she was a suicidal alcoholic with a history of jumping in front of cars.

tags: accident newspaper reporter blame [add]

2009-03-05 12:39:42 / Rating: 1285.75 /


The day after the accident, the newspaper described her as having "minor cuts and bruises," while I would have described her as "missing most of a leg."

tags: reporting accident [add]

2009-01-29 16:16:08 / Rating: 487.25 /

no...i'm still breathing

After the handcuffs were removed and I got all the asphalt out of my teeth, I learned the startled reaction of the police officers was due to the fact that I had been reported as a dead body on the side of the road.

tags: oops police accident [add]

2009-01-16 12:22:35 / Rating: 546 /

Warren Taylor

In spite of the damage to my car and my body, I couldn't help but laugh at becoming the second person in my family to hit a Burger King.

tags: humor accident car fast food [add]

2009-01-05 08:41:17 / Rating: 1033.25 /


Thank you, guard rail.

tags: accident vehical guard rail avoided [add]

2008-12-31 12:36:00 / Rating: 609.25 /

ex-mountain biker

As my friend was trying to explain to the 911 operator that we needed an ambulance at a biking trail named "Who's your daddy," I realized that I would be laying on the ground for a long time before being rescued.

tags: mountain biking accident broken back ambulance [add]

2008-10-13 16:23:39 / Rating: 604.75 /


Let us hope that the man I saw swerve into a big rig survives to read this sentence.

tags: auto accident truck death injury sadness [add]

2008-10-08 14:36:55 / Rating: 686.75 /


It's difficult to explain to my 10 year-old sister that I had really no idea the cat was sleeping under the car when I left for school.

tags: accident cat [add]

2008-07-15 10:21:01 / Rating: 416.75 /


To my ten year old brain, wearing a homemade, dangling fork necklace was a great idea, until I knelt down and jabbed myself in the leg.

tags: childhood accident [add]

2008-07-10 15:33:52 / Rating: 579.25 /

I'm Sorry

He was looking right, but I was on the left.

tags: death accident guilt [add]

2008-06-23 13:59:34 / Rating: 606 /


Up until I saw the man's legs sticking out from under the truck's trailer I had thought the woman's shrieking had been unmerited.

tags: death accident trauma screaming [add]

2008-05-27 10:08:34 / Rating: 633.25 /

Elizabeth The Great

When I was four, I ran my dads car into a brick wall in a supermarket parking lot.

tags: oops car accident childhood [add]

2008-05-20 10:25:10 / Rating: 630.75 /


I had no time to stop when the oncoming truck made a left turn.

tags: accident survival [add]

2008-03-07 16:51:11 / Rating: 377.5 /


I've chopped off two fingertips in the last 3 months, and never once regretted my career choice.

tags: cooking clumsy accident inspired [add]

2008-01-11 14:00:45 / Rating: 730.25 /


Grandma hasn't been the same since she flipped her SUV into that ravine.

tags: grandma accident depression [add]

2007-12-27 12:23:20 / Rating: 592.75 /


Every time I spend a dollar of the 15 grand indemnification I got after the accident, my knee actually hurts.

tags: accident indemnification hurt money [add]

2007-11-26 12:38:46 / Rating: 501.25 /


I knew my accident had been serious business when I saw the newspaper headlines a couple of weeks later, stating, "Boy (19) Tricked Death."

tags: accident serious [add]

2007-11-05 13:22:57 / Rating: 513.25 /


I turned the stove on to boil some water and four hours later I found the teapot melted to the burner.

tags: humor tea forgetting accident oops [add]

2007-09-19 15:03:35 / Rating: 691 /


My face looks exactly like my mother's did, before a head-on collision with a drunk driver led to her complete facial reconstructive surgery.

tags: drunk driving accident sad strange [add]

2007-08-28 23:09:46 / Rating: 643.5 /

Oh no!

I hit a deer with my car the day before yesterday.

tags: accident wreck deer [add]

2007-07-17 13:11:13 / Rating: 428.25 /

Superhero Wannabe

Despite the after-effects of a broken arm and hand, going over my handlebars made me feel as if I was flying like Superman.

tags: accident fly superhero broken bicycle feeling [add]

2007-07-06 11:21:04 / Rating: 625.75 /


One of the worst feelings comes along with seeing your dog dying in the middle of the road after you accidently ran over her.

tags: grief accident dog terrible hurt death [add]

2007-06-26 16:55:05 / Rating: 897.5 /


After that horrible accident, my mom was on a ventilator and I was the only one who could understand that she was asking to die.

tags: trauma sadness accident hospital [add]

2007-05-29 15:58:45 / Rating: 772.75 /


One week after her accident, I saw her again; she didn't recognize me, but I knew she remembered what I'd done for her.

tags: accident recognition help stranger memory crash aid [add]

2006-12-21 14:44:37 / Rating: 825 /


The pedestrian looked concerned, as he bounced off the bonnet of my car.

tags: car accident [add]

2006-09-14 08:55:29 / Rating: 1085.75 /


When I went to my father's crippled car, a few hours after the wreck, I found both of his shoes on the floorboard surrounded by blood and covered in glass.

tags: brain injury car wreck accident father [add]

2006-09-11 10:25:35 / Rating: 804 /