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I Almost Died Tonight

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:53 am
by IceCube
I was planning on writing a news article when I got home, but I don't think I'll be doing that tonight.

What happened was that I was driving down a small two lane highway in the evening. On this highway, there is a parking lot with a bunch of semi trucks. Obviously, anyone coming out of this parking lot would need to stop and wait for traffic. Well, while I just happened to be on the approach, someone decided that he could easily blast right on out of the parking lot without stopping. This semi truck definitely had a full load in tow.

I did the obvious thing and slammed on the breaks. Probably the only reason I am breathing, though, is that he quickly steered hard and went into the oncoming lane, averting a side swipe in the process. We both come to a complete stop next to each other. Fortunately, the person in the on-coming lane was plenty of distance away and could easily stop in time. We both look at each other and realize we are both alright. Shaken, I simply drove off so I could get home and let the adrenaline dissipate.

This was... quite an experience and one I don't want to repeat ever again.