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A Collection of Accidents

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ACCIDENTS 1. The bus lurched(æ) to one side and the next moment we were all either(æè) on the floor or clinging(æä½) desperately(å±æ¥ç) to our sets. There was pandemonium(大混乱) in the bus as screams and yells filled the air. 2. The bus was hanging(æç) precariously(å±é©ç) at the edge(è¾¹ç¼) of a steep cliff(æ¬å´). We scrambled out(éè·) through all available exits including the windows and made it in the nick of time(å³é®æ¶å») before the bus tumbled over(å è½). 3. From the corner of my eye I saw a dark shape looming(é约å°åºç°) in front of us. The next moment I felt my body being launched into space as the impact(å²å») of the collision hurled us into the air. 4. I was blinded by powerful lights. I heard voices talking anxiously(ç¦æ¥) and footsteps hurrying in my direction. I was in a daze(è¿·ä¹±) and vaguely(模ç³å°) remembered being carried into a car. I felt too stunned to protest(å对). I felt dizzy and then blacked out. 5. My father reversed the family car, bundled me into it and sped towards the hospital. We reached the hospital in double quick time. 6. Suddenly a car swerved(çªç¶è½¬å) into my path and I had to take evasive action to avoid a collision. ...read more.


I crept(ææ) out of the plane through a small hole in the fuselage. I was rather dazed and shaken. Of the other passengers, many were slumped lifelessly in their seats, others had been thrown out of the plane by the impact of the crash. Those who were still alive had managed to crawl out of the plane, and were sitting on the ground nursing their injuries. 19. I leaned(俯身) and peered(çç) through the window. The dark sky was illuminated by flaring bursts of lightning followed immediately by loud shattering blasts of thunder. Then, as the plane shuddered(颤æ) violently(å§ç), baggage(è¡æ) from the racks above fell and cries of panic broke out. Almost immediately the plane began to lose height. I could feel the plane spinning over and over. Some of the passengers started screaming in terror while others said their prayers loudly. I remember being thrown about in the pitch darkness. Then I heard a tremendous crash and I passed out. 20. When I regained consciousness, I was only aware of the throbbing pain in my head. Through my tattered clothes I observed the patchwork of numerous cuts and bruises all over my body. ...read more.


32. We got into the car and raced to the scene of the accident. I could feel my heart beating rapidly inside my chest as if it might try to jump out. 33. There was an endless shattering of glass breaking, metal grinding, engines melting, leather tearing, and plastic cracking as everything was covered with a blanket of glass. Then at last everything stopped and the world was black. 34. I never saw the car coming. The bumper hit my knee, shattering it, throwing me onto the hood. My glasses were thrown from my face I slammed into the windshield, cracking it and shattered my ribs and spine. I rolled over the top of the car and slammed into the pavement, cracking my skull. I couldn’t feel anything. My spinal chord was severed. I heard the screech of brakes; the opening and closing of a car door echoed in my ears. I felt my life slipping away. 35. I heard the deafening(éè³æ¬²è) crash and felt a terrific jolt. Glass and steel flew everywhere. My whole body seemed to be turning inside out. I heard myself scream. Suddenly I awakened; it was very quiet. My body was mangled(æè£). I was saturated with blood. Pieces of jagged glass were sticking out all over. Strange that I couldn’t feel anything. ...read more.

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