Mixer #78
Have you ever been in an accident?
Various people discuss their experiences with accidents.
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Helen / Canada
Yes, I have actually. It was just shortly after I got my driver's license. I was driving in a parking lot and I was going through a small intersection and I looked to my left, and there was a car coming towards me and it was actually going a lot faster than I thought, so it basically slammed right into my car. Thankfully neither myself, nor my sister were injured.

Amir / Iran
Yeah, I had an accident when I was nine years old - a car accident. I stole a key from my mom and I drove this car although I couldn't reach the pedals. I had to go down and reach the pedal, come up and then look at the window to see where I am going, and I hit the garage of one of my neighbors, and so hard that the door was fallen and I was ... the car was under the garage. That was my accident and it was scary because a few minutes earlier, children were playing there and their mom asked them to wear socks because they were going to a party and as soon as the entered the house this accident happened, so they were screaming, I was screaming. It was scary.

Lindsay / The United States
I have been in an accident one time. I was making a left turn, and the car hit the side of my car. It was coming straight at me. I shouldn't have made the left turn. It was completely my fault, and we had to pull over, and my car was ruined, and the front of their car was ruined, and the police had to come. And I was really shaken up. I was only actually sixteen at the time, and after that I decided to become a very careful driver and I have not been in an accident since.

Paul / England
A serious accident? OK. When I was in Thailand, I rented a motorbike for the day with my girlfriend actually because we were planning to drive to the other side of the island to do some diving. I don't know if you've been to Thailand but on the ... the roads were ... they were not very safe and I started to slide and then I tried to control the bike, but unfortunately it slipped from under me and we both fell off the bike.

Matthew / England
Yes, I have. When I was sixteen, I was riding my bicycle home from work somebody else pulled their bicycle in front of me and I hit them and flew over their handle bars and broke my arm.

Shalini / Canada
Yes, I have actually. It was a car accident and it wasn't very serious but it was supposedly my fault, although I tend to disagree, but I was pulling out into a busy street and I didn't see that there were two lanes, and yeah, the car came up and hit me on the side. That was it. It was my fault. I had to pay.

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