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Personal Stories

Welcome to our Personal Stories page!

Being in a collision can be difficult in many ways. Our goal with this page is to highlight stories of those who have been there and made it through.

If you have been in an accident and want to know that you aren’t alone in what you are going through then browse through and read about others who have been in your shoes. Learn what some of the most helpful things they did, their advice to others etc.

The period following an auto collision can seem very isolating and we hope this helps ease that.

Total Wipe Out

It was a very hot week in August of 2013, and it hadn’t rained for a while. I was coming around a bend that was also at the top of a hill, and as I started to drive down the hill, it began to pour rain. The road became oily and I started to hydroplane. I was 17 at the time, so I wasn’t aware that when you brake while hydroplaning it is dangerous, so my first reaction was to brake.

The van slide into the other lane, and then when I tried to go back into my own lane, the back end of the van swung around and we slid into a nearby ditch, where the van then rolled three times, side over side. Luckily, there were no other cars on the road. Once we stopped rolling, I ran to the road for help. I am thankful that my friends and I were relatively unharmed, but it was a very stressful experience. Now I know about the dangers of driving in wet road conditions.

hyde
Virginia - Cobourg ON

Rainy Day Mishap

What a shocking day!!

I was headed to the store to get some groceries when I spun out and totaled my car! I had forgotten my phone at home and didn’t know what to do. Thankfully some helpful bystanders saw me and decided to help out!

If I had any advice to offer it would be to always carry your phone and SLOW DOWN on rainy roads! Such a scary day but I am happy to say I made it out ok.

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Elsa Smith - Peterborough ON

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