I was in a bad car accident a month ago.
I had 2 thoughts, seemed like several minutes apart, but in retrospect probably no more than a few seconds.
The first, as a car suddenly appeared in my lane, headed toward me "Oh, shit, I am going to hit her."
The second, after we hit, as I tried to catch my breath (airbags deployed, my seat either moved forward or the front of the car collapsed or both) "I can't breathe. I can't breathe, I am going to die." I watched the other driver jump out of her car, run to the other side screaming "my baby" and she opened the door to get her child out of the car.
I did catch my breath. I somehow opened my door and swung my legs out, and sat, my head in my hands, trying to catch my breath.
If I had been a little faster, she would have hit the driver's side that hard.
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