Feb. 7th, 2017. Approximately 5:45 p.m., my life flashed before my eyes. I was heading home from a long, tiresome softball practice. I only live about 3 miles from the school. As I was driving south down FM 1497, a white Toyota Camry was cruising along in front of me. The driver of the car, was continuously pressing her brakes and flicking her left blinker. About a mile from my house, she slammed on her brakes with her left blinker on, yet again. Except she was turning this time, and not fast enough. I pressed on my brakes as hard as I could, it just never seemed like enough. I skidded and skidded until eventually I crashed into her car. The airbags didn’t bust, not even close. My nose was bloody, and I couldn’t quite see. I unbuckled my seat belt and ran to check on the lady in front of me, it felt never ending. The sirens soon came, and I was put into a neck brace and taken to the hospital where I became surrounded by my family. I have never feared for my life as much as that day. I am thankful to be alive.
Jaicey Pruett from Chisum High School, Paris, Texas.