I will be writing my car accident series. Before I lost my vision I could drive, but was a bad driver. The next few posts will be about my car accidents.
I got my learners permit, YEA! I was 15. My mom let me drive. I was driving home from somewhere. I can’t remember where, but I had my ugly Girl Scout shirt on. So, it must have been somewhere Girl Scouts related. Then I was turning into, or should I say trying to turn into my subdivision. I hit the gas instead of the break. I accelerated into a power pole. The power poll broke in half and I put the power out in four different neighborhoods. Everybody freaked out, my mom, my sister, oh and me. My sister unbuckled and ran out of the car which was really dumb because she could have been electrocuted. My mom got out and then I got out of the car. My sister was sitting in the middle back seat so she only had a lap belt and she went forward during the crash. This caused her to get rug burn or should I say seat burn on her forehead. My mom got bruises on her chest from the seat belt. I was fine, except for the fact that I was wearing an embarrassing shirt. All the emergency vehicles came. I was crying. The police officer asked me if it would make me feel better if he gave me a ticket. I said no. After a while when we were all just waiting for someone to come tow the car I begged my mom to let me run home and change my shirt. She did. I was so thankful for that because I couldn’t handle being seen in that shirt, I just thought it was so ugly. What can I say I was a teenager? I was never popular, or wore any fashionable clothes, but I hated that shirt. Well back to the story. I came back to the car and it got moved. People came to fix the power poll. Some neighbors came over and brought some sodas and snacks. We had no power so we used candles. I knocked one to the floor, but nothing caught fire. Wouldn’t that have been a story though? My sister swore she would never ride in the car with me driving again and she didn’t. There ended being a huge dent in the front of my mom’s car. She still drives this car today. So the damage did not prevent the car from working for many years after. Well, that was my first car accident on the first day of my learners permit. By the way I did not get a ticket.
Now just after reading about this accident aren’t you glad I am not allowed to drive.
I am sure one day there will be a car that blind people can drive. Then I will be back out on the road.