Gabe Tollin Tollin 1
July 12, 2009
It’s amazing how in life I could be doing everything right and not making any mistakes,
but one idiot who does make a mistake completely changed my life. I remember pulling out
of my driveway, and Amber my girlfriend was already asleep. She was tired that night and
passed out literally seconds after sitting down and buckling her seatbelt. I began to drive
her home, driving out of my neighborhood and towards the main road of Atlantic Boulevard. I
looked both ways, not seeing a car in either direction I pulled across the street and began
heading west on Atlantic Boulevard. Once on the main road I began to accelerate up to the forty
five mile per hour speed limit. Suddenly a light shined through my rear view mirror, blinding
me. I gazed into my back window to see where the bright lights were coming from, and I saw a
car up rearing my bumper expeditiously. I began to move into the left lane to let him pass, but I
wasn’t fast enough. It felt as if a train hit me, I jolted forward as his car pummeled into mine,
and then jolted back as the impact ended.
At this point I felt myself gliding across the road and over the median as I saw my car
just miss hitting a tree by literally inches. My car had finally stopped; it took me a second to
realize where I was. When I came to my senses I realized that we were on the opposite side of
the road. The bright lights came back, but this time right in front of me. Within a second of
realizing where I was I felt the impact of another car accident, this time head on. For a second I
forgot where I am again, can’t breathe, and I feel some intense pain. I look around and regain
my perception of what is going on. Amber is crying and looks like she is in a lot of pain. I
reassure her that she will be ok and go to try and get out of my car.
The door is stuck, so I kick it...