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T-Boned a Guy

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Aret Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Was driving on the highway and some dude changed lanes without looking. He was too close, and I was going too fast. I struck his driver side going 80 km/h.

I busted my right arm (typing this with just my left hand is hard.) I seem to have punched the windshield control in the impact. Everyone else is bruises. I had the worst injuries. My car is destroyed. I'm a wreck.

Merry fucking Christmas. Wear your seatbelt, i'd be dead now without mine.
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:iconcrimeroyale:
CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional
My car got totaled too. :(
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Atleast you survived.
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plumcider Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I read 'T-Boned' as 'T-Bagged'. I LOL'd.

Glad you survived. ;)
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NerdyAndProud Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student
I'm sorry. Where I live no one knows how to drive. Or so I'm told, I don't know how to drive but my sister almost always comes back with some story about some jerk who can't drive. It's kind of amazing how many horrible drivers are out there.
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Svataben Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my...

:cling:
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:iconsuperhugplz:

Shitty icon is shitty.
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:lol:
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
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Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're from Calgary, right?

I've been on those highways in the summertime and I would much prefer them over the massively crowded ones here leading in/out of Toronto. But I guess winters a different story. We got 10cm of snow last night and the traffic reporters were advising to tack on double the amount of travel time this morning than it would usually take. A bus wiped out on an off ramp, numerous other wipeouts... and so many train delays it wasn't funny.

I mean we live in Canada... you'd think that people would know how to drive in the snow by now.

That all being said, I hope you have a speedy recovery!
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Generally the highway is fine. I also prefer Calgary to the ones around Toronto, driving those was slightly terrifying for me. But the drivers here are far more stupid, I think. I also think its easier to get a license here than other places. If my test is anything to go by, anyway.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where I live it's the hardest to get a licence because people are morons when it comes to driving. There are more accidents in Brampton than anywhere else.
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read a whole report once about how wearing a seatbelt can actually increase your chances of being killed.

Anyway, that sucks man. :(
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bullshit. I'd be a bloody smear without my seatbelt. They save way more lives than they take.
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yeah, that's creditable. A nameless paper done written by someone nobody knows in no journal whatsoever, and from what I read, is composed mainly of straw man arguments and a focus on head-on collisions, which given the forces and speeds involved, are more than likely going to be fatal regardless of safety measures and for that matter, are not the most common kind of impact by far.

It is true that seatbelts can be dangerous. If you're trapped under water, or you've rolled, or the car is on fire and you're injured and can't free yourself, then a seatbelt becomes a liability. But by overwhelming numbers, the most common kind of accident is what I encountered: a fender bender, or being hit on the side of the vehicle. In that case, if you have nothing binding you to your seat, then instead of the bruises and damage from the seatbelt which you can recover from with time, your very fragile skull and rather fragile chest area is going to meet the windshield and dash respectively.

Moreover, there's such an overwhelming number of factors in every accident that you can't pin overall safety or danger on any one thing. Try reading this article for an explanation of that: [link]
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is true, this is true.

Thanks for the link, the stuff written there makes a lot of sense.
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Rezelsheft Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
You lost your car, that sucks. Also sucks you have to wait like that for a cast! Well, someday you won't be pained by this anymore, sorry that happened. I've been in a couple wrecks and they always leave you shaken as hell.
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
That shit sucks, at least you had a seat belt, you should be in the new ad campaigns,
'I was driving on the highway, a man... just drove right in front of me, I nearly died, if it wasn't for my seat belt... A message from the wear a seatbelt association'
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Xcetera Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sorry to hear that! I wish you a speedy recovery and a merry Christmas :tighthug:
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quixotic-spark Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Damn, glad neither of you were killed.
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
It's almost a blessing in disguise, if you think about it? Even though you took the most damage, you're still okay, so that's good.

Also, happy Xmas :hug:
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah but my car is gone forever. :(
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ThereAreNoTurkeys Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I don't drive because I hear stories like this. Probably irrational.

In any case, that sucks. :C Sorry bout that.
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've never had any other problems. Its a bad idea to drive at Christmas anyway.
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh damn! I'm glad you're OK!
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Pokey-Bunny Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, that really sucks. I hope you get better soon!
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darkanddefiant Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
:hug: i hope you feel better soon.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did the guy have anything to say about the accident, like did he blame you or...?
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No I think he admitted blame pretty fast. I didn't talk to him after initially screaming abuse at him, but he gave my husband money for a cab home.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
How long do you have to wear the cast? Or whatever you're wearing for it.
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not wearing anything. The hospitals were full so I'm waiting for boxing day to see a doctor.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
..That's awful. :ohnoes:
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The doctor gave me a sling and told me to hang in there for a couple weeks. Looks like my elbow might be cracked but there's nothing I can do about that.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
That's good, hopefully it'll healed soon.

Ouch.. I can't even imagine what an injury like that would feel like. :stare:
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's not too bad now. Mostly my chest hurts from where the airbag hit me. I just can't straighten my arm, my elbow is totally locked up. If I try to straighten it, or grip things with my right hand, that's when it hurts.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I see. It'll probably feel better in 2-3 weeks or less. :) Hopefully.
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Photographer
I hope you are least immobilizing it as I can't imagine the pain of a broken arm not being in a cast. Don't they have an immediate care place where you are?
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I went to the hospital. They gave me a sling. :/
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:iconmcdenis09:
McDenis09 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, can't believe I haven't seen a, "Baww" yet.
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:iconaret:
Aret Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why? This is a legit complaint dude.
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really don't get how this works, do you? :lol:
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:iconrandomrobskii:
RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Because we're not heartless cunts.
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:iconcrimeroyale:
CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional
Dude, this happened to me too. Totalled cars, yay!
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is why I hate driving. People are freaking stupid.
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:iconrachburns:
RachBurns Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you'll be alright sooner than later! Crap like that is terrifying. :huggle:
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:iconscribblebees:
ScribbleBees Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Damn... well, it's great that nobody was severely injured, at least!
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:iconspecklart:
SpecklArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:hug: I'm so sorry! I hope you feel better soon~ I'm sorry that people are so stupid
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CopaceticChaos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm guessing you were in his blindspot, but it's still no reason to merge without looking. Hope you get better.

I've been sick with the flu and inflammation in my throat for two weeks, but I refuse to go to the doctor cause I dun wanna.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Who currs if ya don' wanna...Just do eet!!!
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:iconcopaceticchaos:
CopaceticChaos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Actually, after a mixutre of alcohol and nyquil, I feel a hell of a lot better.
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