“9-1-1, what is your emergency?” “I just witnessed a horrible car accident. My best friend’s car was just hit by a semi. I think the driver is dead and the passenger is severely injured.” “Ok ma’am. I need you to calm down and tell me precisely where you are.” “I’m down by Lincoln Park.” “Ok. How bad is it?” “I already explained that to you, my best friend might be dead and my other friend severely injured. Just get here as soon as possible. Please.” I begged. “We’ll be there as soon as can. Just stay calm.” Stay calm!!!! I thought to myself. My best friend might have just died and one of my other friends Janet might be seriously injured and this woman expects me to stay calm? I don’t think so. The police are going to be here soon and ask me what happened. Knowing that I would have to give lots of details I decided to think back to what happened exactly so that I was prepared. About 10 minutes after I called they arrived. Sure enough, one of the cops asked me what happened. I told him everything I could. “Here’s what happened.” I began.
“It was my best friend Amy’s 16th birthday and we had just finished celebrating. Janet, my other friend, needed a ride home. Since I’m not allowed to have anybody else in my navy blue Honda Accord, Amy offered to give Janet a ride in her raspberry red Ford Explorer. Since Janet’s house is a block away from my house, I told Amy to follow me so Janet didn’t have to worry about giving directions. Seeing as she wasn’t too good at doing so anyways. We came upon a stoplight just as it turned yellow. I zipped right on through. It didn’t occur to me that Amy and Janet would have to wait for the light to turn green. As soon as I realized that that was the case, I pulled over to the side of the road to wait. With an open space of dried out weeds to my right and a field of wet, green, grass to my left, I kept my eye on the rearview mirror so I knew when to pull back out in front of them. I don’t know what, but something to my...
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