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This morning I saw a fatality from a major accident and because the traffic was basically stop dead, the body was pretty much right in front of me for a good minute or two.

I've seen a lot of fender benders and even some more, major accidents...flip overs...people who have hit the median...but I never actually saw the impact or the injuries. But today, seeing that guy laying there dead..really affected me.

Have any of you ever had this kind of experience before?


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Wow, that must have made you stop and think for a long time.

I've never seen any, but I've been in an accident.

I hit black ice and spun out and hit a pole.

Thankfully I wasn't hurt and I didn't hit anyone else, it was about 6:45am.

Just that accident itself really makes me think about things.

The poor SUV had to get replaced, I felt so bad about it.


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That's so sad and disturbing to see that. I get upset seeing a deer at the side of the road, so a person would be so awful. The worst I ever saw was driving from Banff to Edmonton, we saw a family's car flipped over with blood on the road... you could tell there were kids involved as the toys spilled out onto the highway, bikes, etc. The people or bodies were gone by that point though. It was really sad.


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Not from a traffic incident!! But as a nursing student on my preceptorship, I was looking after a patient. We were talking away, talking football, hockey and then basketball! The tech came in and asked if everything was ok (its a cardiac floor, so everyone is hooked up to monitors to watch their heart), His heart was racing. i said yes, were just takling sports, he said yes, then went quiet, and then he just froze, and then we called the code! Put the bed flat, no pulse, started CPR, the whole code tame showed up, but were not able to revive him! It was juts soo odd. 1 minute all was fine, then ............................. next minute your washing him up for the family. But honestly death like that does not really affect me. I wish the outcome was different but we did all that we could, even after the outcome was very obvious, we kept on trying. I have been involved in other codes where I thought they stopped too soon. Yes the outcome was still obvious, but for the sake of the family one should have gone a bit further.


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I have.

When I was, hmm say 10 years old, in Singapore. I didn't see the accident, just heard that there was an accident on the main road down the street, so went down there to see what was going on. It was a motorcycle rider.

It wasn't gory or anything.

I have never forgotten it and I can still visualize it.

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Hm, come to think of it, trailmix jogged my memory.

I remember seeing blood on the road from a motorcycle accident. I didn't see the body, but you could see it was still there, just covered up.

It was pretty sad.

There's too many motorcycle accidents in Southern Cali. I saw 3 in one day once.


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Yes. Many times, but I am a Paramedic so it goes with the job. I didn't miss that part all the same when I moved into the Control Room.


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I've seen a couple people being taken away in stretchers before, but I never got a good enough look to see if it was something really serious... I usually turn my head and try not to look over. Seeing a dead body on the street? That would definitely be quite traumatic.

Thanks to the invention of GPS I haven't seen a lot of big accidents in the past year or so. It always tells me when there is a traffic backup so I avoid it and take an alternate route. It was definitely a good investment.

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What a terrible experience :(

A few years ago, I was driving back from Cleveland to Columbus (Ohio) with a carfull of friends who were all asleep. We drove up on the scene of a wreck that had just happened- no EMTs there yet. I'm CPR/First Aid certified, so I pulled over to see if there was anything I could do to help til real help arrived. I got about halfway to the flipped SUV and a guy yelled that he'd called 911, and that there was nothing I could do. The people in the SUV had been travelling at 70+mph without seatbelts, and the result was not pretty. My stomach churns when I think about it, still. Ughhh. I've seen a few deaths in wrecks, but never anything else like that.


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I was stuck in a little jam once in Arizona after midnight on I-40 going westbound. A truck had somehow smashed into something and while we were stopped, I was looking out the window as my friend drove and saw a body on the road near the smashed front of the truck covered in a whiteish sheet. That was from my memory the first actual body I have seen, unless I've blanked it out...


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Yes. I saw an accident on the 400 once when I was about 19 or so... the ambulance hadn't even arrived yet. I was going south and it in was in the north bound lane. I saw a motorcycle accident and the body was basically ripped in half. It was pretty insane.


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I recently saw a mobike accident in South Balto, around where 95 and 695 "intersect"; the mobike rider was lying on the median (appeared at minimum to be unconscious--I can't say for certain he was alive) and the mobike was turned-turtle about 150 m away.


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Motorcycle accidents tend to be very rough. My husband saw one once in Maine that ripped a guy a part which he still remembers clearly.

I'm still at home and not at work this morning. Unfortunately, there was yet another fatality on the rd this morning on my way to work so I just turned back around. They had to close the highway completely and in NJ there are really no alternate routes because every one jumps on them and then they are full of traffic.

It appears things just come all at once.


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My eyes filled with grit

My skin's white then brown

My lips chapped and split

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I've stared at the vast open bowl of the sky

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Unless deep within you there's somehow a part…

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Best say that you have - and then we'll be one,

For we will have shared that same blazing sun." - David Bouchard

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It can happen to any of us too. Esp. driving the crazy roads here in NJ.

I am really sorry you had to see that Amanda. You are probably in a lot of shock. *big hugs*


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