Gabby

Gabby

I was heading to see my boyfriend at his military base to end summer on a high note before I started the new chapter of my life as a College Student. I was traveling up the highway at dinner time on what I thought would be just another quite Sunday. However I was very wrong. I was listening to the radio and admiring the view when all of a sudden I was spinning out of control. Everything turned into slow motion as I was spun across not one but two lanes of the highway. As I entered the second lane I was spun facing on coming traffic. My body went num and all I can remember was bracing myself for what I thought would be the end of my life. By the grace of some guarding force I was quickly spun one more time avoiding oncoming cars, a highway sign, a metal railing, and pushed to a stop into a tree. “Am I dead or am I alive” was all I could think about”. I quickly picked up the phone and dialed my mom but all I could get out was blood curling screams. That was when 4 out of about 50 people rushed over to my car to pull me out. I don’t remember much after that but my most vivid memory was a firefighter taking my hand while I was on the backboard and saying words to me that I will never forget. ” Darling you need to say your prayers tonight because you are amazingly lucky, not only did you survive your accident but your gas tank was more than close to exploding. Do something great with this, be the change”. I am sitting and writing this three months later alive and unharmed. I want to help be the change to this completely preventable crime. So remember next time you pick up a drink put down your keys.