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My Thoughts On Being Hit By A Car

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I awoke that fateful Saturday morning, content and in high spirits, with the prospect of an enjoyable day ahead. I was going to shooting practice with my explorer group. We had to practice for the district competition, where I hoped that I would do very well. The shooting ended joyfully we said our goodbyes and started the journey back to our homes to begin the rest of the weekend. Having achieved the highest score during the shooting I was delighted that we would probably win the district competition. I began the short walk back to my house. When I reached the road, some problems began to arise. I had stopped at a very busy intersection, and cars were all over the road. I saw many menacing glares between the drivers, and there was tension in the air. There was an unusually large amount of traffic going in both directions along the road. Music was sounding through the cars, and the screech of brakes was becoming irritating. Having waited for some time to no avail, an old lady, possibly 70 years old, decided to try and help me. She attempted to stop the traffic; I still could not see behind the long convoy of traffic. She continued to wave me across the road and, although wary, I began the walk across the road. I stopped in front of her car. By now, the drivers of the cars were becoming impatient, and not wanting to be the cause of trouble, I ran across the last half of the road. And then it happened. SMACK!
I felt no pain, except one of the most extraordinary sensations I have ever felt. I was floating through the air driven by the force of the car. As I was in the air, my mind was working overtime. I was trying to understand what had occurred. You would think that I would have instantly realised that I had been hit by a car, but that was not the case. When I smashed into the hard, black tarmac in the centre of the road, I had a very important decision to make. Should I remain still on the ground, or should I try and stand up. I took my chances and stood up. Although disorientated, I stayed on my feet and I turned around. My heart fell. There was a web of enormous cracks running across the Volvo's windscreen. I felt more upset that I had damaged the car than me being damaged! I thought about what implications the incident would have for the people in the car. They would have to stop their journey, which could have been important. Looking back on it now this seems very illogical but it occurred to me as the right thing to do at the time. I had stumbled to the side of the car, when the female passenger jumped out of the car. I was then asked if I was alright and, when I said yes, the woman appeared flabbergasted and as white as a ghost. After all, I had just been hit by her car. I replied positively, and repeatedly asked her to forgive me for damaging her car. She was around 50 years old, and as tall as me. She had frizzy hair, and lots of ginger freckles. She looked awkward while getting out of her very low car. Her other half remained in the car....

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