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Stories about car accidents can run the gaumet from a little fender bender to a flaming roll down a mountain side. The only thing that makes a car accident tale have a good ending is if all parties walked away.

Unfortunately, not all stories about motor vehicle accidents have a happy ending. However, they do serve a purpose. Which is one reason why there are people that visit schools telling the stories of their car accidents. It's all in an effort to prevent other motor vehicle accidents. (Skip to read stories)


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If you have ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident, then you have a story to share. Thousands of people could benefit from hearing about what happened to you. Fault doesn't matter. What matters is that you are alive to tell your story.

Tell us the details about season, time of day and weather conditions. What do you actually remember about the event; the cause, the surroundings, etc. Were you wearing seatbelts? Was there chemical impairment (DUI or DWI) on the part of any drivers? Was the weather to blame?

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