So I Am driving home from college, going on some stupid Route 422 on my way to I-79 so I can head back to Erie. I am just creeping along in the left lane passing slower cars because its snowing and most people don't know how to drive in snow in Indiana due to not getting much (Indiana PA that is).
I was going 55 in a 55 (yes serious) I usually go 5 over on most roads just to pass along, and be safe about getting a ticket, and then i come to making a veer to the right along a curve. As i am going to Veer my car to the right it turns sharply left and goes out of control. I am thinking to myself.. "What the hell is going on i am turning right and my car is going completely left, when all of a sudden I am now in the middle of both sides of the road (The grass in between West/East Roads). My car continues to go out of control and I thought about hitting the brakes to try and cause myself to not go anywhere and stop, but I then thought Damn that will just make things worse.
My car ends up doing a 180 back into the middle of the road and finally glides all the way back across the road I started in to the other side and into a snow bank off the road. Luckily the 3 cars that were following me were cautious and knew to stay back. They said they were following me since I left school, and said I approached this situation with a good move and not hitting the brakes and controlled the car as best as possible.
The damages were a huge Headache that is still pounding me (and i never get headaches, this is my first headache in 4 years). The front bumper is completely gone, and some side damages to the car. Funny thing was is it drove ever better than before. I did not even have to touch the steering wheel and it goes perfectly straight on the highway.
Moral of the story, Its starting to get ****ty out, Be cautious when you are driving regardless of where you are going. And keep a cushion behind other cars incase **** like that happens. I was lucky to not pile into a car as i slid back across the road.
- Driving home from school, hit black ice and spun out of control
- Went into the grass and did a 180 all the way back across the road into a snow bank
- Minor Injuries to my head, arms, body, and some car damages including front bumper, and side of car
- Drive safe during the holiday season, and keep a cushion on cars in front of you.
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