Unexpected Accident Essay Writing
(May 30, 2006)
Life is full of unexpected surprises. There are many opportunities when one can secretly wish for something exciting to happen – something out of the ordinary. The real surprise is when the wish unexpectedly comes true. I never believed that something like this could ever happen to me; such a thing that would make me stop and look back at the events in awe. I think you would agree that something as simple as being lost in the forest for less than ten minutes should have no influence on my life. If you do agree, that makes both of us wrong.
Throughout my childhood, I loved the wild. My family and I would always go for a walk in the downtown forest of Coote’s Paradise. There were many times I thought of what could happen if we were to lose our way from the trail and have to live off of the land until we found our way back to civilization. I thought it would be the greatest experience ever.
As my brothers and I grew older, we continued to go for these walks with our parents but the dreams of living in the forest I soon forgot. That’s when it happened. We decided to take a different path off the main trail. Before I knew it, the path had disappeared and no one in my family could tell where we had come from. It was so unexpected. It gave me a feeling of excitement that can’t be described. Everything in the forest seemed different. The trees were a deeper shade of green. The birds chirped in a different tone. Vines covered almost every inch of the ground. One part of me never wanted this moment to end. I felt completely free from the stress of my life outside of the woods. It was this moment that I realized that I would much rather stay here for the rest of my life than go back to society.
I think that another reason that I felt carefree was because my parents didn’t panic. They took the situation under control and headed for any open area in hopes to find a map (many of these maps were found throughout the grounds, telling you where you were). From my point of view, at the time, it seemed as if they were excited as I was about losing our way. In the end, it only took my parents ten minutes to find such a map and we were back on the trail in no time.
An experience like this made me think about my place in life. I’m the type who loves seeking out adventures. When we were lost, I realized that I had everything I would ever need with me – my family. They’ve always supported me in everything I do. This experience made me realize that families need to stick together; you don’t realize how much you need them until, for a moment, you think they’ll be the last people you see for the rest of your life.
It’s incredible how much a simple thing like being lost in a forest for ten minutes will affect your outlook on life. Things like not being able to find your way back to where you came from make you appreciate the little things in life. Looking back on the day, I realize now that it was fate. Moments like that are few and far between and should be taken as a lesson. Surprises like this were, and always will be, an unexpected gift for all.
An accident is better defined as an unexpected occurrence, which is less predictable with no apparent or deliberate intent but its effects which are mostly negative being felt deeper. The negative aftermath of an accident is one which can be prevented if only one would by any chance have prior knowledge of the circumstances leading to the accident, because this is hardly achievable, accidents are defined as unpredictable external actions which have marked negative effects.
A Fatal Accident
Walking down the lane back home from school, I witnessed the most grotesque site in my whole life. It was Friday afternoon and the weekend was just around the corner, it had been a long day and I was slowly trudging back home when all of a sudden in a lightning flash, I heard sharp screeches from car wheels.
Shocked, I raised my head to have a look at what was happening, this is when I saw what I now wish I had never seen at all. A young girl slightly older than me and who was probably a house help was crossing the road when the highly speeding saloon car gave emergency brakes. The girl also shocked her life out, was unable to move either way and she stood astound in the middle of the road. The saloon car driver swerved right but most unluckily the girl did the same and when the driver swerved left, confused she again did the same.
I watched the gruesome sight helplessly unable to make something change for the positive, the car under that height of confusion knocked down the girl skinning her life out of her beautiful body. Blood ran down from the poor girl’s body and in fifteen minutes, the ambulance service got to the scene, the paramedics tried saving the girl’s life but to no avail, too sad she was already dead and gone.
This is a clear description of an unexpected occurrence which if anyone person would have had prior knowledge of the possibility of happening, proper measures would have been put in place to prevent such eventuality. Because none had knowledge of such occurrence, there was therefore no way of effectively preventing it, this I why it is referred to as an accident.
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