It must be scary thinking of what could've happened
Accidents happen every day, and they can have devastating consequences. We’re also living in a world where people make secret plans to wreak havoc, sometimes taking lives with them, and no one has any clue that these plans are about to happen in real life. There are those who are caught in the crossfire of tragedy and those who barely escape it without even knowing how close they were to their demise.
Out With a Bang
I stayed in my car to listen to the end of the news on the radio after parking up. As I turned off the ignition someone speeding lost control of their car and skidded straight into the back of mine, driving it 4m forward and through the cars in front. Tore the back off mine and wrote off 2 other cars as well. I got a bit of whiplash and was rather dazed for a couple of days. The other driver was banned and charged with a string of driving offences.
If I hadn’t stopped to listen to the radio I’d have been halfway out of the car instead of restrained inside it. And the other driver would have had manslaughter added to the charges. (aeon-lakes)
My dad used to run marathons. He ran the Boston marathon one year and promised to take me to the next one to watch him finish. But then my mom divorced him, causing him to get off of his running routine and he wasn’t prepared for the marathon when it came so we didn’t go.
That year the Boston marathon bombing happened near the finish line just a few minutes before my dad’s usual finish time, so I would have definitely been standing in that general area waiting for him when it happened. (olive_dix)
Last minute, guy took my place on a patrol about to leave. I had been up for three straight days and was grateful.
Fast forward eight minutes later, the patrol was hit by a VBIED (car bomb.) I’m not religious, but I prayed to whatever force that might listen for the rest of the guys to be okay, and I did that all the way until our plane touched down on American soil. (tickleyourfrontb**t)