Hi there my beautiful lovelies! Hope you all are doing well and staying safe. I wish I could say the same for myself. It’s hard for me to tell you that I have been in a car accident. I am grateful that I am alive but I just wanted to make everyone aware of safe driving.
You may have heard it many many times about the important of safe driving. However, what my accident has taught me is that you can never be too careful. The first one happened a year ago, when I was driving to work. I was turning left when a left turn sign turned green and a young woman with probationary licensed t-boned me at a high speed. What was sad is that I was driving my sister’s brand new car, with less than 300 miles on it. It ended up costing more than $7,000 to fix the car and I had to take short term disability from work and go through physical therapy. I am was in so much pain.
Last week, I was driving to work again early in the morning before 5 am. I was driving in the highway when a white pick-up came towards me at what felt like at least over 90 miles per hour. My lovelies! When you change lane you try to change lane far away from the car behind you, but the pick up was driving towards me at high speed. In order to avoid collision, I want on the HOV-2 lane. I truck did the same thing again. I again tried to move the shoulder lane. As soon as I moved to the shoulder lane, I don’t remember anything else. I guess I lost control and collided with the divider.
My cousin came to pick me up and my co-worker called, and they both said that my speech was slurred and I was incoherent. He cousin took me to his car, where I passed out for few minutes. My dear beautiful lovelies! Driving safe is very important to me. I lost a cousin to drunk driver. He was only 24 and had his whole life ahead of him. The drunk driver who killed him was driving with a suspended license.
I am writing about this because, I am passionate about any public health related cause. Average number of car accidents in the U.S. every year is 6 million. That’s more than 90 death everyday in car accidents. Three million people in the U.S. are injured every year in car accidents, and around 2 million drivers in car accidents experience permanent injuries every year. Imagine the healthcare and human cost burden this create. My cousin was among the dead, and my parents, sisters (who were injured last year), and I are among the injured. The past two accident had a long term impact on my life.
My dear lovelies! I urge the following to every drivers out there. Please wear your seatbelt, drive sober, and within the speed limit. These small actions will save thousands of lives each year. I will end to today with a simple quote.
“Some car accidents are caused by the ignorance or disbelief of the fact that a driver’s eyes and mind can be thousands of kilometres apart.”
My dear lovelies! Please stay safe and I know together will overcome these tough times, because together we can do and overcome anything.
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