Things people who were involved in traffic collisions say (and what they really mean)

There are only a handful of things we actually hear at wrecks.

“He came out of nowhere!”
Reality: “I didn’t see him because I wasn’t paying enough attention.”

“She stopped all of a sudden!”
Reality: “I didn’t follow at a safe distance. I also wasn’t paying enough attention.”

“He was going really fast!”
Reality: “I didn’t see him because I wasn’t paying enough attention.”
Also, he wasn’t really going that fast. I can see the scratch on the car.

“I wasn’t going that fast.”
Reality: “I was going far too fast before I lost control in the rain because I wasn’t paying enough attention.”

“Is she drunk?”
Reality: “I know I’m totally at fault because I wasn’t paying enough attention but I’m trying to blame the other driver.”
Also, no.

“I only had 2 beers.”
Reality: “I had more than 2 beers. Also, I wasn’t paying enough attention because it’s hard to pay attention after drinking more than 2 beers.”

“The sun was in my eyes.”
Reality: “The sun was in my eyes and I didn’t bother to slow down.”

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  1. BWAHAHAHAHA!!! I’m not in EMS or medical in any way, but that last one – “…sun in my eyes…” was used by the dipshit who ran the stop sign, and hit me – all while doing 40 in a 25, oh…and did I mention it was the VERY FIRST TIME he’d driven on that particular residential street? T-boned…boom. Car totaled, fence totaled where I managed to maneuver between two trees, kids in back bumped and bruised, and me…first ruptured lumbar disc and whiplash #3. The world is full of morons, and I’ve met my share behind the wheel.

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