Written Stories

Danger can happen at any moment

It was a hot sunny afternoon in the city of Eagle Pass, my family and I were on our way back home when a car came speeding out of the mall. My mom tried here best to doge the accident but couldn’t, so the car hit the front of the van. Thank God every one was wearing their seat belts, and no one got hurt. The simple act of wearing a seat belt can change your life forever. So the next time you ride your car remember safety fist Always!!

Pablo
C.C. Winn High School

Focus on Whats on the Road

My dad was driving in his company van one day,  he was focused on the road but other drivers weren’t. Suddenly, a random car comes crashing into him. My dad had to go to the emergency room and he passed out for a bit. Overall the van was torn up and everything was damaged just because a driver didn’t know where he or she was going. Everyone should pay more attention on the road, more accidents could be prevented if we would just keep distractions out of the car.

Carmen

Sugar Land Middle School

That drink isn’t worth it.

When I was in the 5th grade, my teacher got hit by a drunk driver. Almost half her skull was shattered. She survived, thankfully, and after 3 or 4 months she was well enough to come back to school. She told us that if she hadn’t had her insurance, she wouldn’t have been able to get the help she needed. That really touched me. I will NEVER drink and drive.

Samantha
Sugar Land Middle School

Bad Weather

It was a casual day, like any other boring Sunday. then suddenly out of nowhere it had started to rain really hard. My mom was driving my dad’s car and he hadn’t changed the tires of the car so my mom started to panic. Now my sister had this thing when my mom starts to panic she has to scream. All that did was make things worse. I climbed out of the front seat to put my sisters’ seat belts on. Then I made sure I had my own seat belts on. Then, all of a sudden, the car next to us crashed into the one in front of it. So we stopped at the nearest parking lot and there we waited for the rain to stop. This was a good lesson for me to learn, that we should be extra careful while driving in bad weather

Maha
Sugar Land Middle School

Driving too fast in bad weather

When my sister was on her way back to my dads house, it was pouring rain outside. It’s a 40 minute drive and she has to take the highway. She needed to get new tires because hers were worn out, but she didn’t change them yet. While she was driving on the highway, she was going faster than the speed limit. It was 65mph limit, but she was probably going 10-15 over. She hydroplaned and her car started spinning, her car was wrecked bad. She only managed to hit one car slightly. My sister came out fine, she didn’t have any scratches on her. The moral to this story is to drive safe and drive the speed limit. When the weather is bad drive slow. I’m blessed my sister survived the accident.

TN
Creekview High School

Look Out

A few years back my dad had a little red ford. He was on the road for a long time since he worked farther out. One day a big truck was not paying attention and just bumped my dads car. Later my dad found out it tore the car apart and his car had to get towed. My dad was fine, luckily, but I just hope there is no more careless drivers…

Aiva
Sugar Land Middle School

In a Single Second

It was just a regular night. After dinner, my brothers, my little sister and I were driving home. We were all just sitting there on our phones until BOOM! The feeling of the car hitting another car felt like someone slamming you to the wall; it was unexpected. I had no idea what had happened. Apparently, my brother took a glance at his phone and he accidentally pressed down on the pedal. Next thing you know, our car hits the car in front of us and somehow that car hits the car in front of it. Looking over at my brother, he looked shocked as he held his phone in his hand. This experience was an educational lesson for me to not text and drive because you’ll never know what would happen in that second you adjust your attention.

Leslie
Sugar Land Middle School

Don’t be reckless, be safe.

My brother and my dad were being nice and went out to get us doughnuts, which was very nice of them. I was really excited, until I heard that my brother and my dad were hit by a car that ran a red light at very high speeds. luckily nobody was severely hurt, which was very, very lucky. The car could have hit them and destroyed their car, killing them both. My brother had described the wreck like this: “The light turned green and we started to go, then randomly a car hit us from the front. Our car spun around around in the middle of the road,spilling orange juice everywhere.” The cream filled doughnut hit my brother in the face and got cream all over him. Someone called 911 and they came and helped them. I’m just very happy that my dad and my brother were not hurt, things could have gone much worse, which it does for many people and families. So remember this, Don’t be reckless, be safe.

Connor
Sugar Land Middle School

Lesson Learned

It was a Friday and everyone was ready to leave school. I had planned on going home with one of my friends, Sarah. We met up outside and two more people were with her. One of her friends had asked for a ride. Her house was on the way to Sarah’s so it wasn’t a big deal. We all got into the car. I was in the passenger seat, Sarah was driving, and Kate with her little sister sat in the back seat. We had to stop by my house so I could get some clothes. While I was inside, everyone else stayed in the car. When I got back in, Kate and Sarah had made an arrangement to let Kate drive after a certain point down the road. She must have been pretty convincing because Sarah was all for it. I didn’t know what was going on until we pulled over to switch seats. I didn’t want to be in the passenger seat with someone I didn’t know very well. I climbed in the backseat and buckled up. Kate’s little sister was still in the backseat but she didn’t even have a seat belt on. I buckled her up and I was surprised that her own big sister didn’t buckle her up! It kind of made me mad. We started moving and the farther we went, the more nervous I got. Kate was going faster and faster. Around every curve, over every bridge, passing other vehicles. Then she said something that made my heart skip a beat. She said, ” I drive faster when I’m scared.” I didn’t know what to think or what to say. I was in total shock. Right after she said that, my whole world was spinning around. It was completely quiet in the car. We were spinning around and we hit a ditch backwards and went back across the road and hit another ditch. When we stopped moving, the whole scene played back in my mind. The tires screeched and the world blurred. I remember seeing a red blob out of my window. When we stopped, I looked ahead of us and saw the whole wreck scene on the road. There were black skid marks on the road, mud everywhere, and sitting about two feet from our marks, was a big stop sign. We didn’t hit it. How did we not hit that sign? It was right in the way. I had trusted someone I barely knew with my life. Later on I learned that she only had her learners permit. I was just lucky to be alive and well. Take it from me, never get into a car with someone you don’t know very well, it could be the last time you get into a vehicle.

 

MCR
Chisum ISD