First of all EVERYONE IS OKAY! I'd like to point out that I was NOT the driver. I was in the back seat on the passenger side.
Anyway, I'll explain what happened.
My brother, my unfortunate friend Erik and I had been hanging out around 11PM and ended up just driving around. We were heading north and were in the left turn lane at a green light and arrow. Well, since it was a green light AND arrow, the other side had the green as well.
So in our little Dodge Neon, we take the turn and my unfortunate friend Erik was oblivious to the BIG FU*KING WHITE VAN that was heading south. Well, that guy didn't see us either so he didn't hit his brakes at ALL. Nor did we. Both vehicles were going 35MPH. And for our international brothers, that's average speed. Kinda fastish.
I went from 35MPH to a complete stop and flipped around in about a half second. I could feel all of my organs slamming against my rib cage and when we finally stopped, I was unable to breath for a solid minute. After that and after the wooziness ended, I started remembering it.
I was able to see the van coming. But in my surprised state, I couldn't warn him. I couldn't remember my name. I just stared and waited (though according to Erik, I warned him a second too late. I don't remember this). Once he hit, everything REALLY DID become a blur. I couldn't see, hear, think, anything. Just feel pain. Then I couldn't breath. Then I got out and some as*hole was honking at me as a got out. Seriously? The rest went the way you'd expect. Make sure the other car's party is okay, talk to police and EMT's, find a way home, etc.
Couple days passed now. Final report: I still hurt haha. I got whiplash a bit, I slammed my knee on the center console which sucked and all of my chest hurts. Hurts to move, hurts to reach, hurts to stretch and hurts to breath. And the key I had around my neck stabbed me a little which I found funny
. But the soreness will be gone in a few. I'm not worried.
And I finally understand the seatbelt. I always knew why you wear it. Duh, who doesn't? But now it really clicked (pun intended) with me. It caused me a lot of pain but without it, I'd be dead and RGTFanatic/Ryc/Dad would be posting a "RIP Damien" thread. I have no doubt that I would have died without it.
Seriously guys. Stop being lazy. Just wear it. It's a little uncomfortable but you know what else is? Your windshield. Especially if you're going through it.
Well, that's all! Just felt like sharing my new life experience!
Oh, I forgot. That little Neon is totaled. That was Unfortunate Erik's second totaled car. And he's not even 18. First time was not his fault though.