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Turning Point in My Life

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Turning Point in My Life

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When I look back at this experience, that, without a doubt was the tuning point in my life.

Fear and disbelief filled my mind as I lay on the cold hard surface of the ground between the hood of my BMW. The car pressed down against my body with extreme force I tried to scream for help but there was no one in sight. Could this really be happening to me? Could my whole life change within a matter of seconds? I wondered.

My day started of pretty normal. The buzz of my alarm clock awoke me as I slid out of my bed and into the shower. After a refreshing shower, I fought with my sister over which shoes we should wear and continued preparing myself for the day. My sister and I hurried into my new BMW as we were running late for work.

It was a typical ride to work with East Coast Radio blasting in the background. I was driving fast as we were extremely late. As I sped up the hill I saw a dog lying in the middle of the road. Instinctively I tried to avoid the dog. At that moment I had lost control of the car. The car swerved and started rolling down the hill.

Each time the car rolled my body jolted and I could feel the car scratching the surface of the ground. My sister and I screamed, terrified of what was going to happen to us. With my eyes shut tight and my heart pounding I could feel my body move out of my seat. I was in a state of shock.

I opened my eyes to see the road in the distance. I could feel the ground at my side. I could not understand how the accident happened. I was stuck between the hood of the BMW and the ground. Suddenly there was some movement. It was my sister. She was okay. I could see her climb out the back window and she was gone. I tried to scream, to call her to help me but I was in so much of pain that no sound came out.

In the distance I could here voices. It was my dad. I had yelled softly, as my heart beat rapidly with relief. The car moved. I could feel the weight of it lift of me. Intense pain struck my body. “Crawl out”,...