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The Collision

It was a raining day of winter, 1999 when I was driving on a wet slippery road of i680 north going to toward work. The sides of the freeway were flooded and too many cars tend to be going the same direction as mine. It was heavy traffic and other driver’s frustration appeared; when they were swerving their cars left and right trying to make their way out of traffic. I had my radio on and the news was about a car accident on San Mateo Bridge, which already started my day off wrong from that moment. As I was counting down the miles toward my destination, driving my car on the carpool lane going 65 miles per hour which was the legal speed limit for the freeway. Cruising on the far left lane, driving a 2005 black Jeep Cherokee that had four large tires which made me higher and oversee the whole view of the freeway. The incident started when I took a quick glance over my right shoulder and saw a blue, shiny-rimmed Toyota Runner, suv spinning out of control. The car instantly took my attention; the car was at the very far right lane so at the moment I did not doubt that the driver was going to make his way towards me immediately. Because it was raining hard and the road was wet which made him to slide all the way to the far left lane. At first he hit the concrete freeway dividers suddenly, I instantly slammed my breaks until I saw smoke coming out from the tires and then blew up. He spun 180 degrees and stopped facing the incoming traffic. I look at my right side and many cars were coming and my left side was the divider of the freeway. I was trying to avoid crashing into him, but I had no other alternatives but to crash with almost half of my speed. After ten minutes all I heard were sirens of fire trucks, ambulances and police cars. Indeed we have caused the freeway to get jammed at 7 in the morning and for the highway patrol to close down…...

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