so today i had to buy some stuff for my work. they had me go to a place i’ve never been before. so i just mapquest it and drove up there. being unfamiliar with the streets i got lost just wandering around looking for the store. eventually i found it.
the accident almost happened when i was trying to make a left turn into the store. there were no traffic lights whatsoever so i had to yield to traffic going towards me in the opposite lane. however traffic wouldn’t slow down as cars just kept on coming. so i just decided to turn when there’s a large enough gap.
however i misjudged the gap and i see that a red ford explorer was gaining speed and was hella close to me so i panicked and stopped my turn halfway in it’s lane. I thought we were going to collide. i see it didn’t slow down in the corner of my eye so i just floored the gas and accelerated into the store. thank god i made it. i thought i was going to die that instant.
the near accident was really stressful and was taking a toll on me. i was making mistakes and getting yelled back at work. i ended up leaving early that day. on my way home i would hesitate and think about every left turn i made.
everything happened so fast. do you guys think maybe the red ford explorer somehow yielded and i was lucky to avoid it or is it just pure luck? i’m pretty sure we would’ve collided. also have you guys gotten in near accidents and how would you deal with the stress? it’s killing my head right now.