My Experience With My First Car Crash

Drivers should be extra cautious around school from 2:15-2:45 p.m.


Kylie Pashia

My Hyundai Elantra was totaled in the crash and now sits at a tow yard.

Kylie Pashia, Reporter

It was like every other Wednesday. I left school and went to QuikTrip, and everything was going fine. I had no issues getting there but that changed when I left.

Sruthi Ramesh

As I was pulling out of the parking lot, I saw Mrs. McFadden on my way and noticed how someone got close to hitting her. I remember thinking about how reckless people had been driving that day.

It was finally my turn to pull out of QT and I noticed someone was coming from the opposite direction with their blinker on and they were about to turn into the parking lot. I ended up turning left as she went to turn right but then all of a sudden, she turned her blinker off, got back into the lane, and hit me. It happened so quickly that I didn’t know how to react so I froze up not knowing what to do.

It finally came to me that the other driver could’ve been hurt so I got out of my car, and even though I hit my head and couldn’t walk straight, I made it to the woman’s car to make sure she was okay. Luckily someone that witnessed what happened helped me out of my car and helped the lady out of hers.

The police, ambulance, and fire trucks were surrounding the scene and everything felt like it was going in slow motion. I was told by the EMTs that I had no injuries and the woman didn’t have any either.

They said that if I didn’t have my seatbelt on it could’ve ended up a lot worse. I think back to everything that happened and wondered how seriously I could have been hurt if I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt. This experience remknded me why we should always wear our seatbelts because you never know what could happen between one second and the next. The only driver we can control is ourselves.