Thursday, September 02, 2004
I was in a car accident today. I was driving down Plano Parkway, going through a green light, when a City of Plano garbage truck swerved in front of me. To avoid crashing into it, I swerved into the traffic light. My airbags deployed and my windshield shattered. The broken glass cut up my throat and I inhaled the fumes released from the airbag. Witnesses came up to me and helped me out of the car. They told me that my throat was bleeding. I was so scared; I didn't know what to do. My car was totaled. I called my dad and then the police arrived. I told the officer what happened, and she called an ambulance for me. I had witnesses vouching for my case. The parademics put a brace on my neck and strapped me to a board. They took me to Medical Center of Plano ER. They strapped me to the bed; I couldn't even get up to use the restroom. Then I had X-rays done and a CT scan. When they saw I was okay, they cleaned me up and sent me home after spending 4 hrs in the hospital. It was such a horrific experience. I'm so lucky to be alive.